Family Fun: Storytelling & book signing with Nadine Kaadan

Saturday  22 June  2019  2:00 PM    Saturday  22 June  2019 3:30 PM
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Saturday 22 June, 2 – 3:30pm
2-2:45pm Story telling
3 – 3:30 Q&A and book signing
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict in a storytelling and art workshop with award-wining children’s author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan.
Listen to her uplifting story, 'Tomorrow', about the strength of family love, and learn all about the rich culture and proud history of Damascus.
About Nadine Kaadan
Nadine Kaadan was born in Damascus, Syria and she currently lives in London. Since the age of 8, Nadine hasn’t stopped writing and illustrating children’s books - she simply knew that it was her calling in life
Her book Answer me, Leila! won the Anna Lindh award for the best fiction book for children with special needs in 2011, and is now being used to teach the Arabic language at Harvard University and Tufts University. Her latest title The Jasmine Sneeze, published by Lantana Publishing based in London, is one of the first children’s books in the UK that touches on Syria’s long and proud culture and heritage in a period of history marred by war. The book has been featured in various literature festivals in the UK, including the Cambridge Literature Festival and the Just So Festival, and it was also reviewed in the Guardian as one that ‘…sheds welcome light on Syria…and is beautifully illustrated and enormously entertaining’.
>> Children £3 | FREE for accompanying parents or guardians
>> Suitable for children aged 4 upwards
>> Timings: 2 - 3:30pm. Please note that session are NOT drop-in and parents / guardians should remain in the Museum during the course of the workshop. Please arrive on time
>> Tickets are non-refundable

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