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Lauren Child in Conversation

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Hear from Lauren Child, the mind behind beloved children’s book characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola, at this talk.

Child, the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, is a multi-award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. Child published her first book, Clarice Bean, That’s Me, in 1999. Her latest, Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups, focuses on boy genius millionaire Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent.

At this event, hear her talk about her time as Laureate, as well as best-loved characters and inspirations, in conversation with Alexandra Derbyshire, executive producer on the Paddington films.

Derbyshire co-produced the groundbreaking Anna Karenina and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy productions, made for Working Title Films.

She is a member of both the BAFTA Film Committee and the BAFTA Children’s Committee and is a passionate champion of diversity in the film industry.

Dates & times

21 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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Purcell Room


Adult £10 Child £7.50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 8 – 12.