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Boston Book Festival 2021

I had such a fantastic day at my first ever book festival – Boston Book Festival 2021! 

Boston Book Festival is a brand new Book Festival in Boston Lincolnshire and it ran from the 17th to 19th September 2021. 

During the Friday I spent the full day running ‘Nipper and the Lunchbox’ themed story workshops at Blackfriars Arts Centre with three local primary schools. Firstly I started each session with an introductory presentation and then kicked things off by reading the book. With me I bought my little crochet Nipper with me which was made for me by Peacheecrafts  which went down very well. 

Lucy Dillamore Children's Book Illustrator & Author - Boston Book Festival 2021 Nipper and the Lunchbox Crochet Peacheecrafts Fydell house

As the ages of the children ranged from reception to year six, I bought activity sheets suitable for all ages. Younger children really enjoyed the Nipper ‘dot to dots’ and symmetry drawings. It surprised me to learn that a lot of children had never heard of a ‘dot to dot’ before! I must be getting old! You can download the activity sheets I used here.

Lucy Dillamore Children's Book Illustrator & Author - Boston Book Festival 2021 Nipper and the Lunchbox Dot to Dot

Then, for older children I designed a story map where they could write a sequel write their own story. As a result we had some amazing sequels including Nipper becoming a professional footballer! Finally, the children presented their stories at the end of the sessions and it was great fun listening to them all.

I met some very talented young writers and artists from St Thomas’ CE Primary Academy, Boston Pioneers Academy and Fishtoft Primary School📚

Lucy Dillamore Children's Book Illustrator & Author Boston Book Festival 2021

Finally, on Sunday I joined other authors and illustrators at Boston Guildhall. where I sold lots of illustrated goods!

Lucy Dillamore Children's Book Illustrator & Author - Boston Book Festival 2021 Fydell House

You can find out more about Boston Book Festival here ⤵

http://www.bostonbookfest.co.uk/

 

Find out about inviting me to your school / event for a workshop and my prices here ⤵

http://lucydillamore.com/about/events-workshops/