image for Literary Event item typeBenji Davies at St Osmund's Primary School

Literary Event, Sat 12 May 2018


Barnes Kids Literature Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HQ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 May Ben Faulks
Sat 12 May Benji Davies
Sat 12 May Chris Haughton
Sat 12 May Chloë and Mick Inkpen
Sun 13 May Lissa Evans
Sun 13 May Rob Biddulph


What is this mysterious Grotlyn? And why has he stolen PC Vickers’ knickers? What sort of creature could it be, scuttling across the town?

Come and find out as Benji Davies brings his rhyming tale to life, with live illustrations, the chance to join in and some arts and craft too!

Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. His first picture book The Storm Whale won the inaugural Oscar’s Book Prize and his second, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book category of the 2015 AOI World Illustration Awards. Benji loved to create from an early age – he remembers painting at the kitchen table as a child (and still loves to do that as a grown up!).

Benji studied animation at university, and since graduating he has worked on animated short films and music videos, as well as his acclaimed children’s books. He loves the sound of rain falling on the roof, and if wasn’t an author, he would love to be a drummer. He hopes he never has to clean the windows on a skyscraper, though. Benji lives in east London with his wife Nina and their daughter.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 May 2018 12:00 to 13:00


Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £5 per person



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Map reference: TQ 219764  Lat: 51.47410 Long: -0.24567