This year I will be doing fewer events. I have old animals and want to stay home and spend last days with them, and also I find that all the travelling fragments my work so much. I want to stay home and paint and sculpt and walk. So, when I am out and about do come and see me. These are the events I have booked in so far.
May 28th Stories at Sea
Storytelling with Falcon Boats and Nicola Davies
Both Jackie and Nicola love crafting stories that help children and adults to engage with wild places and wild creatures; join them both for a magical journey around the Island of Ramsey. Travel across Ramsey Sound, away from the mainland and into the wild, where seals, birds and enchantment weave around the beautiful coastline in story and song.
Nicola Davies is a multi award winning author. Her book ‘The Promise’, illustrated by Laura Carlin, won the Green Earth Book award and was one of the New York times top ten picture books of the year. She is a Trustee of conservation organisation the World Land Trust and sings in a duo, Pangolin.
Jackie Morris is also multi award winner, both for her illustrations and her words. Her books, illustrations and art, reflect her deep love of the natural world, and the magic that connects us to it through myth and story. Her many books include: ‘The Seal Children’ set on the coast near her Pembrokeshire home, a tale of mythical beings, selkies, that walk as humans and swim as seals; Something About a Bear is on the Greenaway shortlist.
This is a rare appearance by two of the UK’s leading authors, with a small, intimate audience. This will be a 1.5 hour session at £60 a head. An opportunity not to be missed. To book contact Falcon Boats. Early booking is advised. Bringing chocolate is always a good idea.
14th September: Number Seven Dulverton.
I tried, but I couldn’t stay away because I love Dulverton and Number Seven too much. So, check out their website for details. Just an informal signing in the shop this time. Do come.
17th September for six weeks New Brewery Arts, Cirencester: The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow, and exhibition of work for Help Musicians from over 17 years.
( Preview on 16th)
The gallery will be showing original artwork and prints of the artwork produced for help Musicians over the last 17 years. This has now come together in a large format picture book for all ages. The book will be launched at the exhibition.
On 16th I will be in the gallery for the preview. Please contact New Brewery if you wish to be on the mailing list for an invitation.
Rooted in Nature is a short course on writing and illustrating to inspire a new generation of Earth Stewardship. More than that though it is about how to communicate a love of and knowledge of the wild for the next generation. Not just for writers/artists, we welcome anyone who is interested in learning how better to communicate ideas. The course is residential and there will be odd readings in the evenings if people wish to join us. Nicola Davies has a wealth of experience in this and I will muddle my way through as usual with everyones help. £495- £625 per person. So, come and join us. See the Ty Nwydd website for more info and how to book.
Signed books can be ordered any time from Solva Woollen Mill. Dedications can be added once form is sent, via email. They ship anywhere and there is no extra charge for signing.