NORWICH SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Oct
21
1:00 pm13:00

NORWICH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Take an Urban Safari with Gaspard the Fox

It’s an unlikely pairing – a radio presenter and an urban fox. BBC Radio 4 newsreader Zeb Soanes came home one night to find an injured fox outside his house. What seemed a simple offering of wafer-thin ham led to a beautiful friendship between Zeb and ‘Gaspard’ the fox, who is now the star of a series of children’s picture books. Come and hear about Gaspard’s adventures, create some foxy crafts and join Zeb and a team from UEA for an urban safari into the city of Norwich.

(Suitable for ages 5-8)

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SOUTHWOLD - WAVENEY KIDS' BOOK FESTIVAL
Oct
27
2:00 pm14:00

SOUTHWOLD - WAVENEY KIDS' BOOK FESTIVAL

The annual Islington dog show and its fancy dress category was the inspiration for the second in the series of adventures for Gaspard and friends.

Zeb will read from his new story and James will teach you how to draw your own fancy dress dog (or fox!) before signing and paw-printing books in this beautiful seaside town.

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Aug
18
10:30 am10:30

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

Following his debut success, Gaspard the Fox is back with his friends Peter and Finty. When they stumble across a summer fête, suddenly Gaspard finds himself competing in the dog show. Based on the humorous escapades of a real north London fox, see the latest tale brought to life in this entertaining event with BBC R4 broadcaster and author, Zeb Soanes and bestselling illustrator, James Mayhew.

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LAXFIELD, SUFFOLK - TWO RIVERS FESTIVAL
Jun
30
2:00 pm14:00

LAXFIELD, SUFFOLK - TWO RIVERS FESTIVAL

Join BBC Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes, and illustrator James Mayhew for this charming tale of kindness, friendship and being accepted for who you really are, as we follow the adventures of the “handsomest fox in London” - Gaspard! While Zeb reveals fascinating wildlife facts about the life of an urban fox, James will teach you how to draw your very own pictures of Gaspard.

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SOUTHAMPTON
Jun
9
2:00 pm14:00

SOUTHAMPTON

Celebrated illustrator and classical music presenter James Mayhew returns to Turner Sims, captivating audiences of all ages with master story-telling and a ballet of brushstrokes, all perfectly timed with the music. James will be signing copies of his books, including Gaspard the Fox, after the performance.

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LONDON - GASPARD THE FOX LIVE! (with orchestra and choir)
May
18
12:30 pm12:30

LONDON - GASPARD THE FOX LIVE! (with orchestra and choir)

For a special charity performance Zeb will narrate the Carnival of the Animals with the wonderful Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra and children’s choir, conducted by Adam Johnson in the beautiful setting of St Martin in the FIelds on London’s Trafalgar Square.

Zeb will be signing copies of Gaspard the Fox after the performance.

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BIRMINGHAM - BOURNVILLE BOOKFEST
Mar
24
11:30 am11:30

BIRMINGHAM - BOURNVILLE BOOKFEST

Let author and illustrator team Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew introduce you to Gaspard the Fox, a real urban fox from North London who is the inspiration for their charming new picture book series. Learn all about urban foxes with Zeb before James shows you how to draw them. A lively celebration of foxes in the city and their growing relationship with the humans and animals who share it.

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CAMBRIDGE - WORLD BOOK DAY
Mar
7
4:30 pm16:30

CAMBRIDGE - WORLD BOOK DAY

To celebrate the paperback release of Gaspard the Fox on World Book Day, Zeb and James will talk about the real fox that inspired the story, run a drawing workshop, and sign copies of the book.

It's free to come along but booking is essential as places are limited.

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LONDON - BENJAMIN POLLOCK'S TOY SHOP
Feb
24
4:00 pm16:00

LONDON - BENJAMIN POLLOCK'S TOY SHOP

  • Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop, Covent Garden (map)
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In the heart of London’s Theatreland, Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop plays host to broadcaster and fox whisperer Zeb Soanes this February. Come along on Sunday 24th February to meet Zeb and have him sign his enchanting and humorous children’s book Gaspard the Fox, illustrated by James Mayhew from 4-5pm. Zeb was inspired to write the warm-hearted story about friendship and being accepted for who you are after his encounters with a real urban fox.

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CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Oct
7
4:00 pm16:00

CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL

  • Cheltenham Ladies' College, Parabola Arts Centre (map)
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One evening, a little fox appeared outside BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Zeb Soanes home – now people all over the world send messages to Gaspard! Meet Zeb and illustrator James Mayhew as they chat about their warm-hearted animal story and the real fox that inspired it, find out foxy facts and draw your own curious fox.

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ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL - GASPARD DAY!
Sep
2
1:15 pm13:15

ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL - GASPARD DAY!

IT'S GASPARD DAY!

Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew are delighted to be attending the Angel Canal Festival at which their story of Gaspard the Fox takes place.  Come and see all the places you've read in the story, hear Zeb read it, learn how to draw a fox and get a golden paw-print for your book!

STORYTELLING TIMES: 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Aug
24
10:30 am10:30

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

  • Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, Edinburgh (map)
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Let author and illustrator team Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew introduce you to Gaspard the Fox, a real urban fox from North London who is the inspiration for their charming new picture book series. Learn all about urban foxes with Zeb before James shows you how to draw them. A lively celebration of foxes in the city and their growing relationship with the humans and animals who share it.

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ISLINGTON
Jun
16
11:00 am11:00

ISLINGTON

  • Almorah Road Community Centre, Islington (map)
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Come and meet Zeb as he chats about his brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story, just a stones throw from where the story is set.

Learn how to draw your own fox and get a golden paw-print for your book!

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ISLINGTON
Jun
1
4:00 pm16:00

ISLINGTON

By popular demand Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew will be returning to Islington Waterstones to chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book! This event takes place just streets away from the area and real fox that inspired the story.

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COVENT GARDEN
Jun
1
1:00 pm13:00

COVENT GARDEN

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a golden paw-print for your book!

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HAY FESTIVAL
May
29
10:00 am10:00

HAY FESTIVAL

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book!

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SOUTHWOLD
May
27
3:00 pm15:00

SOUTHWOLD

Come and meet Zeb and James Mayhew in the beautiful seaside town of Southwold as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story.

Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book!

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LOWESTOFT
May
27
10:30 am10:30

LOWESTOFT

As part of 'Grit Fest' a celebration of Lowestoft's Beach Village, Zeb and James will return to their home town to read from the story, teach you how to draw a fox and you can get Gaspard's golden paw-print for your book!

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LOWESTOFT
May
26
11:00 am11:00

LOWESTOFT

  • Lowestoft Central Library (Ground Floor) (map)
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Come and meet Zeb and James Mayhew when they return to their hometown of Lowestoft to chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story.

Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book!

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Islington - Storytelling and Book Signing
May
12
12:00 pm12:00

Islington - Storytelling and Book Signing

Come and meet Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew as they chat about their brand new book Gaspard the Fox and the real fox that inspired the story!  Learn how to draw your own fox and get a paw-print for your book! This special event launches the book in the neighbourhood where the stories are set, just streets away from the real fox that inspired the story.

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