This Autumn Nell Gifford, owner of Giffords Circus, will be appearing at a number of book festivals to read her debut children’s book Nell & the Circus of Dreams, published earlier this year.
In true Nell style, always busy, as soon as this years Giffords Circus show Xanadu ends she will be going to local book festivals to promote her book and is even taking Tweedy the clown along to a few too! Here is where she will be appearing in October and November with links to the festival site for more information…
Bath Children’s Literature Festival: Sunday 6th October 2019 12noon - 1pm Meet owner and producer of Gifford’s Circus Nell Gifford talking to circus star and slapstick legend, Tweedy! Nell will talk about her new picture book and share stories and insider secrets from behind the scenes at the big top. Come along for fun and unmissable laughter.
Wimbledon Bookfest: Saturday 12th October 2019 10.30am-11.30am Nell Gifford & Tweedy the Clown Tricks, Flips and Storytelling. Meet Nell Gifford and Tweedy the Clown and discover Nell’s new picture book, Nell & the Circus of Dreams. They will share stories and insider secrets from behind the scenes of the big top along with some spectacular performances. Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.
Cheltenham Literature Festival: Sunday 13th October 2019 4.30pm-5.30pm Roll up, roll up! Meet owner and producer of Gifford’s Circus Nell Gifford as she presents Nell & the Circus of Dreams. Joined by legend and star of the circus Tweedy the clown, Nell will share her inspirations, tell tales from behind the scenes and give away insider secrets on what it’s really like to run away with the circus. Come along for fun and laughter.
Stroud Book Festival: Saturday 9th November 2019 4.15pm-5.15pm Roll up, roll up for a magical hour of fun and laughter with the one and only Nell Gifford, owner and producer of Giffords Circus. She’ll be talking about her gorgeous new picture book Nell & the Circus of Dreams as well as sharing tales from behind the scenes, and her inside secrets on what it’s like to run away with the circus! Sharing star billing with Nell is Costa and Carnegie Medal-winning author Sally Gardner, also the founder of NUword which champions positive debate about dyslexia. Her fabulous new book, Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon was also inspired by the thrills and spills of the circus, and features Mr Tiger, his troupe of acrobats, pirates, and Betsy K Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice cream maker! Chaired by Nicolette Jones, Children’s Books Editor of the Sunday Times.
Nell & the Circus of Dreams is available for £10 (£11.99 rrp.) from the Giffords Circus shop.