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Animal Writing Workshop with Nicky Singer

Friday 19th February - Friday 19th February

Key facts



14:00 – 15:30



Suitable for ages 8-12. Adults do not need to accompany their children for this workshop. 


Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305.

About the event



What would it be like to look out through the eyes of a polar bear, or swing through the trees of the forest as an orang-utan?

Award winning author Nicky Singer, whose novel ‘Island’ features in our exhibition, leads an animal writing workshop. Explore and practice bringing animals to life through words and write your own animal story for our exhibition.

Suitable for ages 8-12. Adults do not need to accompany their children for this workshop. 

About Nicky Singer:

Nicky Singer is a novelist, librettist and dramatist. She has written mostly  for young people, but has also published four novels for adults and two  books of non-fiction. Her first children’s novel Feather Boy won the Blue  Peter “Book of the Year” Award, was adapted for British TV (winning a BAFTA  for Best Children’s Drama) and then commissioned by the National Theatre as  a musical with lyrics by Don Black and music by Debbie Wiseman. In 2010 Nicky was asked by Glyndebourne to adapt her novel Knight Crew (a re-telling of the King Arthur legend set in contemporary gangland) for an opera with music by Julian Philips. In 2012 her play Island (about ice-bears and the nature of reality) premiered at the National Theatre and toured 40 London schools. She also published The Flask in 2012, a story about songs and souls and things which live in bottles. Nicky has recently re-written Island as a novel with illustrations by Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell.

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