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Feronia Parker-Thomas brings Sunshine and Rainbows to Storytime Sunday!

We had another Sunday of great story-telling and creativity last week with Bright illustrator, Feronia Parker-Thomas. Feronia read from How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow, by Monica Sweeney and published by Sky Pony Press — with vibrant and lively illustrations by Feronia herself!

Feronia 1

Our story times are a real community event and it’s such a great way to spend a sunday morning with your children, PLUS… Grown ups get 10% off their coffee from the wonderful Story Coffee – mere steps from the gallery!

Feronia 2

We do making and crafting – there is ALWAYS glitter everywhere, so that during the week, we always seem to be sparkly – which is nice for everyone! We have books for you to buy, and you can get your copy signed by the author and/or illustrator.

Feronia 3

We’d like to thank everyone for coming along – it’s a great way for artists to share their incredible talent with you, and also a wonderful memory to treasure, particularly because many Bright Artists will be household names for generations to come. These are the great illustrators of the future!

If you’d like to work with Feronia Parker -Thomas, you can reach her via her agent, Arabella Stein –


Our next story time will be held on Sunday 19th June, Father’s Day. We will be celebrating the special day with the perfect story, so do join us – it’s going to be a really great morning. Our artist for the event is the wonderful Sebastien Braun and he will be reading from I Love You Daddy Grizzle by Mark Sperring, featuring Seb’s much loved illustrations and published by Penguin.

“Today is a very special day – if only Little Pip could remember why! With Daddy Grizzle’s gentle help, Little Pip works out exactly why today is a day to be celebrated – it’s Father’s Day! – and they spend a glorious day doing all their favourite things. And the best thing? That’s easy – spending time together!

A heart-warming story celebrating the relationship between fathers and their children – with a wonderful message.”

Sebastien Braun’s list of works is extensive and as well as the Daddy Grizzle series, includes titles such as the Can You Say it Too? series and Big Bug Log, both published by Nosy Crow. He illustrated a book recently for The National Trust and his new book, Mayday Mouse  is published by Childs Play on 8th June 2016. Sebastien also has his own series of picture books about a little tug boat called Toot, now airing as a cartoon on Channel five’s Milkshake!

Seb Books

You can read more about Seb here in our recent blog, where we found out all about his inspiration, his style and his artistic technique.

After story time we will be helping Seb colour in a life size Daddy Grizzle and Pip, which will be displayed in our gallery for all to see and you will have the chance to buy your very own signed copy of the book!

We look forward to seeing you.

Book your free ticket here.