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  Emily Brown and the Thing are back on stage this Christmas! You can catch them at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot 6-24 December… After which the show will move on to Australia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and the USA!   Here’s a poster about it…   And here’s a fab trailer!  

Listen Up!

March 18th, 2016

Preparing for an Easter getaway? Look out for the poetry points at Heathrow Airport! There are four pillars in terminals 2-5 each with specially written travel poems recited by their authors Michael Rosen, Danny Wallace, Laura Dockrill and MG Leonard. As you might have guessed I did the illustrations which feature cameos of some of the […]

Emily Brown Drawing

February 6th, 2016

  Practicing drawing Emily Brown and Stanley for a school visit next week…   IMG_7975 from Neal Layton on Vimeo.

A New Look for the New Year…

January 21st, 2016

  …all four Emily Brown books, have been re-printed with shiny new covers!    

‘On Thursday 2nd July Chichester High School for Girls had the illustrator / author Neal Layton visit the library. We were joined by three local primary schools who we have been working with on a transition project. ‘Neal’s talk was fascinating. He talked about the books he had written and illustrated the materials he uses […]

Hay Festival 2015

June 5th, 2015

Delighted to be included in the impressive line up at the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival last week. Great to work alongside Cressida Cowell again, a big thanks to the organisers, and all who came along to the event! Here’s a few pictures…  

Eye spy at the Apsex

March 20th, 2015

If you’re heading to the Apsex gallery with your kids this weekend, why not try playing ‘Eye Spy’ whist you’re there? These four things are hidden in the exhibition. You can download a copy here, or pick up one at the gallery…

Aspex Gallery Opening

March 19th, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came along to listen to my talk at the Aspex Gallery last night. Nice to see so many small folks there! Both exhibitions run through till May, details below… Neal Layton: ‘Illustrated’ 18 March – 17 May, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. Open 9-5, Monday to Friday and 11-2 on Saturday. Neal […]

Emily Brown Stickers…

October 15th, 2014

Hodder Chidren’s books have made some snazzy Emily Brown stickers to coincide with the new reprints of all four books. Keep an eye out for them at forthcoming events!

Emily Brown Education Pack

July 28th, 2014

To accompany the stage play of Emily Brown and the Thing, Tall Stories have put together an education Pack, with lots of great games and activities related to the themes of the book that you can do at home or with your class. Just click the link here to download it!

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