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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EVENTS

AUTHOR READING/VISIT


Throughout the year, Gemma regularly visits nurseries, primary schools and libraries, giving readings of her books.


“The children loved the stories and were very animated throughout the story session.”

- Manager at Barrow upon Soar Lime Tree Day Nursery.



If you would like to arrange for Gemma to visit your setting, or if you would just like some more information - please send an email to the address at the bottom of the page.

PAST EVENTS

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2016

East Goscote Community Library - Reopening


The handover of East Goscote Library to the community took place on Saturday 4th June 2016. The library was officially reopened by local author and illustrator Gemma Denham.


After the cutting of the ribbon, the public were able to go into the library to see the changes that had been made, and the new layout of the shelves. They were also able to sample cakes donated by Charnwood WIGS and a hot drink.

SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2016

Castles and haunted houses

1-2pm Charnwood Museum Loughborough


An illustrative workshop as part of the Loogabarooga festival. Gemma showed us all how to draw spooky castles and other buildings, and create atmosphere in illustrations.


The Loogabarooga Festival is an exciting annual event for families who love books and illustrated literature. The 2016 Festival features ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’, and showcases new and existing illustrated children’s literature. The majority of the events take place at venues in Loughborough town centre.

The programme includes free creative drop-in workshops, storytelling sessions, advice on how to write and illustrate your own book, appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators and lots more!

NATIONAL STORYTELLING EVENT


As part of the National storytelling, event Gemma will be sharing her stories at Barrow upon Soar Library’s Saturday Story event on 4th February 10-12pm.

The Society for Storytelling’s 17th annual National Storytelling Week will take place from Saturday January 28th to Saturday February 4th 2017.

Over the past 24 years The Society For Storytelling has achieved much in its mission for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.

Where the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2017

Imagination Station

1.30-2.30pm Charnwood Museum Loughborough


An illustrative workshop as part of the Loogabarooga festival. Join local illustrator, Gemma and learn how to draw people and animals inspired by her book

‘As I was Walking’. There might even be some origami!

The Loogabarooga Festival is an exciting annual event for families who love books and illustrated literature. The 2017 Festival features ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’, and showcases new and existing illustrated children’s literature. The majority of the events take place at venues in Loughborough town centre.

The programme includes free creative drop-in workshops, storytelling sessions, advice on how to write and illustrate your own book, appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators and lots more!