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Online streaming of An Evening with Katherine Rundell

Bookof Hopes CP Deventonline
  • 15 Sep 2021 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 60 minutes

  • Talks
  • Adults
  • £5 Per Person

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” -Audrey Hepburn, quoted in The Book of Hopes, p. 117 (2020)

In celebration of our new Book of Hopes exhibition, best-selling author Katherine Rundell talks with education experts on the vital power of creativity to build hope and resilience in a post lockdown world in a special Teacher Twilight event.

Katherine will be joined by Nikki Cunningham-Smith and Adrian Bethune as they share their experience of building positivity and resilience in children and teachers. They will discuss the role that stories play in creating hope and wellbeing amongst teachers and children and share practical tools and tips on how to ensure hopes stays alive even in the toughest of times.

With a focus on teacher wellbeing and resilience, this vibrant event promises to reinforce all the reasons you do what you do: the love of children, the love of stories, a belief in the future.

The session will also include an opportunity for both online and in-person audience members to ask their own questions of the panel.

Tune in to enjoy an online teacher twilight session as you begin the year with your new class.

Streaming tickets cost £5 per person. The event can be watched live or a recording will be available for 7 days to ticket holders.

A limited number of in-person tickets to this event are available at £10 per person, including a glass of wine and exclusive entry to The Book of Hopes exhibition. Click here to book an in-person event ticket.


Katherine Rundell – award-winning author of books including Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer, and The Good Thieves. In 2020 in response to the Pandemic, Katherine edited The Book of Hopes, with contributions from over 100 children's authors and illustrators. Katherine is the guest curator of the museum's current temporary exhibition inspired by The Book of Hopes. Katherine's work is also featured in the Museum's 1001 Stories Collection, she was a member of the Museum's Ever After story crew in 2017 and featured in the Museum's 2014 exhibition 26 Characters.

Nikki Cunningham-Smith – author of Feel Free to Smile, Nikki Cunningham-Smith is an assistant headteacher, SENCO and centre lead in a pupil referral unit. Nikki is a regular speaker for BAMEed Network and has also appeared on Greg James and Bella Mackie's podcast Teach Me A Lesson. Nikki's work offers guidance for new teachers, in particular around behaviour management.

Adrian Bethune – author of Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom – A Practical Guide to Teaching Happiness (Bloomsbury) and founder of Teachappy. Adrian is the lead curriculum designer for Oxford Univesity Press' International Wellbeing Curriculum and education policy co-lead at the Mindfulness Initiative. He is also Chair of the Mindfulness in School Project's BAME Inclusion and Support Group, Deputy Chair of the strategic board of the Well Schools Movement and an advisor on Cambridge University's research projects into mental health in schools.

  • 15 Sep 2021 View Dates & Times

    The expected runtime of this event is 60 minutes

  • Talks
  • Adults
  • £5 Per Person