Lydia Monks, illustrator of bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard, will be holding an exclusive illustration workshop at London’s National Gallery to celebrate the West End show, and to introduce the brand-new picture book What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday which is the third instalment in the What the Ladybird Heard series. The workshop, organised by Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Macmillan Children’s Books in association with the National Gallery, will be taking place on the 27 July at 2pm, in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre. Tickets are available to purchase on the National Gallery’s website www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/what-the-ladybird-heard-live-illustration-workshop-with-lydia-monks.
Kick start your summer holiday and join Lydia as she shows you how to draw your favourite farmyard animals from What the Ladybird Heard and from National Gallery paintings, and find out what those two crafty thieves, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are getting up to on their holiday in London!
The stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard is currently on at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue until 10 September. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog as they take on the villains in this musical stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With original songs and music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs, this action-packed 55-minute production is the perfect treat for families with children aged three and up.
Julia Donaldson says of the show: “I love the songs, the farmer’s song at the beginning is
wonderful and the lovely, lively acting set against Lydia’s [Monks] farmyard is a joy”.