Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt to find out how he creates his picture books. He’ll show you how to draw Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, kings and cats and all kinds of crazy creatures. Plus he’ll share some of his very best drawing tips. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on and expect plenty of chances to join in!
Nick has illustrated close to 260 books. They range from board books for babies to novels for young teenagers. He’s worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong, Michael Rosen, Giles Andreae, Kaye Umansky, Kes Gray and most notably Dame Jacqueline Wilson and he’s also written around 40 of his own bestselling books.
He’s also the proud recipient of a gold Blue Peter badge.
LUNCH AT FOOD @ THE MERCURY
Why not treat yourself to some lunch at Food @ the Mercury before your matinee performance?
Our lunch menu is available from 90 minutes before the performance start time and includes cooked dishes and sandwiches. We also offer a children’s menu and snacks menu. So that you can keep your options open, we won’t take your menu choice in advance, but we do recommend you book a table.
- Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, UK
Box Office: 01206 573948
The mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with nearby parking at St/ Mary's multi-storey car park!Find Out More