Next month sees the 15th anniversary of the South Ken Kids Festival, five days of events with an amazing line-up including Quentin Blake (patron of the festival), Frédérique Bertrand, Birdie Black, Serge Bloch, Emile Bravo, Emma Chichester Clark, Janik Coat, Emily Gravett, Lydia Monks, Claude Ponti, Mario Ramos, Tony Ross, Salvatore Rubbino, Axel Scheffler, and Joann Sfar. Full details of the wide range of events can be found on the festival’s website http://www.southkenkidsfestival.co.uk/, and you can also follow the festival on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthKenKidsFest/.
To celebrate the festival Patron’s 80th birthday, all children in the UK (aged 6-13) are invited to take part in a drawing contest, with some amazing prizes. Children need to create their own picture book all about what they think will happen on Quentin Blake’s special day. Tony Ross, Klaus Flugge, Nicolette Jones and Hélène Fiamma will choose the winning entrie and prizes include an original drawing by Quentin Blake, tonnes of picture books signed by illustrators attending the festival, free passes and tickets to the festival and more. Definitely sounds like a competition that will be fun to enter! You can find out full details of the competition here.