Quentin Blake to give talk in Sidcup

PUBLISHED: 12:45 22 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:45 22 April 2015

Friar Phillip Wells with college principal Michael Earley

Friar Phillip Wells with college principal Michael Earley


Roald Dahl illustrator was born and raised in the town

MUCH-loved children’s illustrator Quentin Blake will be returning to his hometown of Sidcup this summer to give a talk.

Mr Blake, who most famously illustrated books by Roald Dahl, will be taking part in a creative project organised by the Holy Trinity Church in Lamorbey and supported by the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

Quentin Blake: Beyond The Page will involve an illustrated talk by the former children’s laureate about his early memories of Sidcup, his relationship with the stage and his work both in books and more recently in hospitals, museums and other public spaces.

The talk is the first in a series of cultural events run by the church and the drama school, entitled Sidcup Words and Music.

Friar Philip Wells, vicar of the church, said: “We very much hope that this will be an event for the whole community.”

The talk will take place at 6.30pm in the church on Monday, June 1. Tickets cost £10 – concessions are available - and can be bought at .

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