This weekend has been filled with two lovely days out with my oldest daughter Jessica. She is even more of a book worm than me and she insisted we take part in a couple of events at Wimbledon Book Festival this year. Her two picks were A Mouse’s Tail Art Workshop and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Show. I’ve only just got back from our day out so I’ll just talk about the first event for now.
We had such a fabulous time in the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Common, and can’t wait for the festival to come back next year so we can do even more.
The Mouses Tail event was an art workshop based around a lovely children’s book written by local author and artist Tony Kane and included a beautiful animated version of the book. The children then got the chance to make mouse masks. The event was held in the festivals William Morris tent, which was absolutely stunning. It was all decorated in William Morris patterned fabrics and arts and crafts style furniture.
Jessica’s Mouse Mask
The beautiful William Morris themed decorations in the tent.
The story was absolutely lovely and the illustrations were beautiful. I’d definitely recommend this lovely picture book to anyone with little ones.
Tony Kane signing Jessica’s book
There are quite a lot of adult events at the book festival so i’d definitely recommend having a look at the website if your an avid reader like me. I would have liked to have gone to more things but have a busy couple of weeks ahead.
What I Wore….
Dress – Lindy Bop
Cardigan – H&M
Bag – Vintage 1950s Car Boot Find
Ballet Pumps – Primark
Bangle – Vintage
Sorry for the low quality pictures, my good camera wouldn’t fit in my handbag so I had to use my iPhone!
I thought I’d include this video which is another of Tony Kane’s book and not the one we saw at the event, but equally lovely…
Find out more about Tony Kane and the Railway Mice here.
Find out more about Wimbledon Bookfest here.
bookettaOctober 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm
I went to school in Wimbledon so I was pleased to ehar they have a book fest. Do they still have Fielders bookshop in the high street?
vintagefrillsOctober 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm
Yes I think it’s still there. I went to school in Wimbledon too! Which school were you at? I don’t live in Wimbledon anymore but my parents do. xxx
bookettaOctober 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm
I went to a ballet school which had education too. Long gone but it was called Associated Arts School on Ridgway Place. Which school did you attend?
vintagefrillsOctober 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm
I went to the Ursuline Convent School.
bookettaOctober 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm
I remember that school but can’t remember if maroon or blue uniform.
vintagefrillsOctober 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm
It was the bright blue!
bookettaOctober 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm
I think it was Anselms or La Retraite that had maroon. Was the convent on Worple Road?
Jessica CangianoOctober 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm
That bag is such an absolute vintage dream! Well sized, endlessly easy to partner with tons of different outfits, and such a charming, eye-catching shape.
It’s wonderful that your daughter is a fellow bookworm at such a young age. There weren’t enough hours in the day as far as I was concerned when I was growing up in which to read – come to think of it, there still aren’t! 🙂