Night Lion with Ed Boxall


4pm - 6pm, Thursday 6th Junenight-lion-cover-3-with-text.jpg

"Me and the Night Lion are awake when everyone sleep

We walk the moonlit rooftops as free as the night wind"

As part of this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival, join artist and illustrator Ed Boxall for a unique storytelling performance and practical workshop. Ed uses huge books of paper-cut-pop-up illustrations to tell his dreamlike stories of nighttime travels. The stories are told in the dark with atmospheric lighting. The experience is rather like gathering round an indoor-campfire:

"Beautifully, wonderfully, inspiringly tingle-making. An entirely enchanting and captivating experience that children and adults love” 

 “Such fun and imaginative ideas. Will take the ideas home to develop further. Just long enough session!” 

Ed will perform his poem-story 'Me and the Night Lion' and then help children and grown-ups to make their own paper-cut silhouette pop-up scenes that can be illuminated at home with artificial tea lights. All materials are included in the price- including a tea light each! Places are limited please book at Cabbages and Kings before hand.

Children £5 each, accompanying adults are free. Children must be accompanied. All are welcome, but ideal for 5 to 11 year-olds.

Ed is an artist, writer and illustrator from Hastings. He makes books, prints and cards and performs his stories and music. In all Ed’s work warm, earthy images of family life mix with magic and myth. His ‘Pearbox Books’ explore this world including 'The Shipwrecked Sailor' and 'The Shell Collector'’

 “The Books have... an almost spiritual sense of connection between people and places and the natural world” (Katriona Chapman)

Ed graduated from St Martin’s College in 1999. He had several books published by Walker books before going-it-alone as an independent artist. -

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