Over the last year or so I'm very proud to have been involved with Pop Up, a new project established to bring books and stories to thousands of kids in the Kings Cross area. The programme culminated in a huge public festival last weekend at Coram's Fields, which featured some of my favourite children's writers, illustrators and storytellers, and a lot of creativity and fun and imagination and sunshine and Moomins.
Have a look at the Pop Up website to learn a bit more about it.
We're now beginning our plans for the next year's activity - even bigger and even better! - and we're at that difficult fund-raising stage (the Pop Up programme is absolutely free to all the kids involved, and we're determined to keep it that way) so if you think it looks worthwhile and you're able to make any donation towards the running of the thing, it'd be very much appreciated!
10 months ago