Fancy you and your children working with professional illustrators, artists, scientists and architects to create a beautifully designed book telling stories – in words and pictures – about science, and having the book published by The Francis Crick Institute to help children and young people learn more about the Crick’s research and the new building?
Pop Up, The Francis Crick Institute and One KX have come together to offer parents and children this amazing opportunity in the coming Easter holidays.
This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians and children to learn together and show-off their talents to thousands of people as the artwork will go on display at the Pop Up Festival of Stories in King’s Cross.
You will be working with:
Jack Teagle: a freelance illustrator based in South West England. He keeps many sketchbooks and goes through many tubes of paint. Jack loves collecting action figures, reading badly written silver age comics and watching classic horror films.
Christiane Dorion: a successful children’s author who has published many books about the world and the environment. Her passion for writing children’s books stems from the thousands of questions I asked as a child, which remained, unanswered. How big is the universe? When did life begin? Why do volcanoes erupt? Why do we build cities around active volcanoes? Why isn’t there water everywhere around the world? Through her books, she aims to inspire and encourage children to explore the complex systems of the world we live in and to take positive actions to protect our planet for future generations.
Writer and Artist will work parents and children to explore who Francis Crick was and why his science was important – namely, the discovery of DNA. Inspired by artefacts provided by Francis Crick, writer, artists and participants will collaborate to develop stories to create the book led by pictures and illustrations.
Science & Story will take place at:
Venue: One KX, 120 Cromer Street, WC1H 8BS
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Dates: 8th April – 11th April (10:00-12:30 only on 11th April)
For further details contact Neal Parsons here of phone him on 0207 520 3093
All participants must be able to attend all sessions. Places are free, but limited. Ages 7+. Lunch is provided.