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In Stitches: Children’s Author Guy Bass Reads His Stitch Head Stories in Our Gallery

In Stitches: Children’s Author Guy Bass Reads His Stitch Head Stories in Our Gallery Click to enlarge

21 Feb 2017

To coincide with illustrator Pete Williamson’s exhibition, The Art of Stitch Head (Tue 14 Feb – Sun 26 Feb), we welcomed author of the popular Stitch Head series Guy Bass to Trinity for a special book event.

Half-term is always busy at Trinity. Determined to cram as much in as we can, not a minute of the holiday goes to waste within our walls and this February was no exception. Along with our usual matinee film listings and youth workshops, we held a run of Children’s shows based on the spin-off Oz book by L. Frank Baum, The Tin Man Of Oz . With a small cast but big characters, the show followed the Tin Man’s adventures after Dorothy and the Wizard. However, we were thrilled to round off the holiday with a special event.

Sunday saw author Guy Bass entertain a packed Gallery, against the backdrop of illustrator Pete Williamson’s eccentric drawings. The pair brought the Stitch Head stories to life; as Guy read to the children, Pete illustrated before their very eyes. A format that was as engrossing as it was entertaining, the children particularly enjoyed creating their very own monsters as a group. Pete stitched their ideas together, a Frankenstein’s monster of fragmented ideas from the audience of excited children.

With copies of the series on sale, author Guy and illustrator Pete were happy to chat to the children after the book reading, signing the children’s treasured books.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Guy Bass and Pete Williamson, who were wonderfully entertaining and whose performance really made the childrens’ final day of half term special!

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