Chester Storyhouse to Host Halloween Drawalong

Celebrated author and illustrator Nick Sharratt, renowned for his children’s books, will be dropping by Chester’s Storyhouse next month for a special Halloween event.

The writer will be showing off his sketching skills, drawing the fun, spooky characters featured in his much-loved picture books. As a result, children participating in the upcoming event will get a chance to draw along with Sharratt, recreating characters from books like Pants, Shark in the Park and You Choose.

Designed for younger fans of the artist and author’s work, children taking part in the proceedings should bring paper, pencils and something they can lean on while sketching.

Sharratt has performed illustration duties on more than 300 different books in his successful career, working with famous authors such as Julia Donaldson, Kes Gray, Jeremy Strong, Giles Andreae, and Michael Rosen. He has also illustrated more than 50 titles by Jacqueline Wilson, including The Story of Tracy Beaker, which is renowned for being the most borrowed library book in Britain during the first 10 years of the 21st century.

Sharratt has won many awards over the years, including the Right Start Award, the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Nestle Children’s Book Award.

The Halloween Drawalong with Nick Sharratt will take place at Storyhouse, located on Hunter Street in Chester, on Friday, October 28 at 2:30 pm as part of the Wayword Festival for Children.The event is approximately 75 minutes in length with no interval, and is suitable for children aged four and up. All children taking part must have an adult accompanying them.

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