Children’s Laureate to headline Storystock 2015

Date Posted: 26/06/2015

Chris Riddell, the newly appointed Children’s Laureate, has been confirmed as the main guest speaker at Storystock in London this autumn term.

This year’s Storystock, an annual travelling story circus for children aged between three and 11, will feature the new Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell as the headline speaker. 

Other children’s authors and illustrators who have been confirmed as speakers include Judith Kerr, Sophy Henn, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Abie Longstaff, and Tamara McFarlane.

Visitors will be able to listen to the speakers reading extracts from their stories, watch live literature shows and get involved in a number of different workshops such as creative coding, creative writing, animation and comic drawing, poetry and letter-writing sessions.

There will also be storytelling for especially young children, (up to four years old,) in the garden story tent over all three days with special appearances from Blue Kangaroo and other fairy tale characters.

The 2015 Storystock will be hosted at the Bush Theatre in London from 28th to 30th October.

For updates on Storystock 2015, visit or to read Group Leisure’s own interview with Chris Riddell visit

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