Sir Quentin Blake to visit Sidcup Library

PUBLISHED: 14:20 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:20 12 June 2013

Quentin Blake with his drawings celebrating Cambridge University's 800th birthday

Quentin Blake with his drawings celebrating Cambridge University's 800th birthday

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Sir Quentin Blake, the much-loved children’s book illustrator most famous for his work with Roald Dahl, is set visit Sidcup Library on June 25.

The venue is hosting a series of events to celebrate the knighting of the former Bexley resident.

The illustrator will talk about his projects since 2000, ‘vividly describing his working processes’ and talking about his collaborators, travels, and various commissions, including his Illustrated Walls projects for hospitals in the UK and France.

A series of other events will take place following Sir Quentin’s visit, listed below.

Painting the pages - from paper to book

An introduction to the world of book illustration with Lyn Stone, children’s book illustrator

Wednesday 26th June 6.30-8pm £2

Quentin Blake storytime

Mrs Armitage and Other Adventures, for children 3-7 years

Tuesday 2nd July 4pm, free

Myths, Mystery and Magic

A creative writing workshop for children and young adults with author Paul Bryers for children age 8+

Wednesday 3rd July 4, free

Tickets for all events available from Sidcup Library in Hadlow Road. For more details phone 020 8303 7777 (option 4) or email

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