Saturday, 24 May 2014

Scribblemania 104

I've been busy travelling around and enjoying some fun stuff on the events side of things so here I am, catching up on the blog eventually !

Recent events have taken me to Ironbridge in Shropshire (for the Pop -Up Festival), Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, (for the Sharjah Reading Festival),  a very foggy Aberdeen in Scotland where I visited the International School and finally to York to help open the new Waterstones. Since I came home I've also done the second stint of the Pop-Up Festival in Purfleet, Essex and the final showdown will be at Swiss Cottage, Camden in London in July, (Look out on Twitter for more updates).

Not wishing to bore you further with all my tales and nonsense, here are a few visual highlights;


The Pop Up Festival balloon, flying high in the blue above Ironbridge.


Creative workshop crazyness



The Spooktorium, made for me by those lovely people at the Royal Opera House



With top team - Corrine Gotch and Ashley Baugh (from Midas PR) who both accompanied me on events in Sharjah and Dubai


Here we are outside the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building 
(despite me being almost the same height)


And of course, a touch of Scribblemania from Waterstones, York opening day



A few observations from Sharjah


A really HUGE thank you to the team @ Hodder Children's Books, Lizz Skelly, Corrine Gotch, 
Ashley Baugh, Midas PR, 
Josie Crimp, International School of Aberdeen, Waterstones York, and the amazing Pop Up Festival team for such a crazy innovative idea that came together brilliantly. 
Oh and I'd like to thank my director, my producer, my mum and dad, everyone who voted for me and of course, all the people at BAFTA ! Can I go to sleep now please, I'm tired ?






1 comment:

Julie Gulliver said...

Hi Chris, you sound as if you have done lots of travelling and we look forward to seeing you here in Suffolk soon to spend a day with the bloggers from Northfield St. Nicholas. The children have asked me to say they hope you’ll find their presentation ‘Wicked’ but not ‘Weird’! See you soon 
Northfield St. Nicholas Primary School http://www.northfield-st-nicholas.suffolk.sch.uk/