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Christmas Tales with Axel Scheffler

  • 25 November 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:40 pm
  • Habitats & Heritage event

Children’s Christmas Show with Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo!

Kick start the festive season and join the world-famous illustrator as he reads some of the much-loved books he created with Julia Donaldson, including The Gruffalo’s Child, The Baddies and Stick Man!

Saturday 25th November, 9.30am and 12pm
St Stephen’s Church, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2PN

Axel will also be drawing some of his most famous characters so come along and inspire your little ones to love books and open up their world of imagination this Christmas. All drawings will be auctioned after the event.

These one-off events last approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by signing books purchased on the day, making it great opportunity to buy some unique Christmas gifts for children.

Tickets £14 (plus £0.85 booking fee) *

Tickets are limited so get yours quickly before they go!

Suitable for children from 3 years.

Lucia Pekarova, Events Lead at Habitats & Heritage says: “The Gruffalo has captured children’s imaginations since it was first published over 20 years ago. We’re extremely fortunate Axel is such a committed supporter and active patron of our charity. His events are always big hit with families looking for creative ways to get into the Christmas spirit. While Axel brings the magic of his much-loved characters to our events, Habitats & Heritage will take care of the magic outside.

We encourage everyone to go out and explore the nature and heritage in their local areas. The role this plays in well-being for both the environment and the community cannot be underestimated.”

Do your Christmas shopping with us and support your local nature and heritage conservation charity!

There will be plenty of books as well as unique, limited-edition prints and Christmas cards illustrated by Axel available to purchase at the event.

All profits support Habitats & Heritage – Twickenham based charity that offers many opportunities for people to get involved with conservation and heritage projects across the London Boroughs of Richmond; Hounslow; Kingston; Wandsworth; Ealing; and Merton. Read more about our work HERE.

If you have any questions about the event, please email lucia@habitatsandheritage.org.uk.

* All children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All accompanying adults must purchase their own ticket, e.g. a parent and child would need two tickets.


25 November 2023
9:30 am - 12:40 pm
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Lucia Pekarova


St Stephen’s Church
Richmond Road
Twickenham, TW1 2PD United Kingdom
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