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The Power of Reading

October 18th, 2015

Last week I was invited to speak at a ‘Power of Reading’ conference, run by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. It was really inspiring to meet all the teachers there, and see the valuable work CLPE does. Thank you for inviting me, and for the warm welcome! The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity that provides training […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

       The Story of Stars has been shortlisted for the Information Book Award 2014! The Information Book Award is an annual event, now in its fourth year. Schools will be invited to take part in the Children’s Choice voting from June to mid-September with the award ceremony taking place in the autumn. You can find […]

Storytellers Inc.

November 14th, 2013

Throughout October I was illustrator of the month in the wonderful Storytellers Inc. bookshop in Lytham St Anne’s. If you want to find out more about this lovely bookshop, or read an interview they did with me, click here!

Megaloceros and the Apes

April 4th, 2013

A photo from the forthcoming production of The Story of Everything; out of the inky blackness appears megaloceros and the apes! Wow! The Story of Everything: From the Big Bang until now with pop-up and pop-music By Neal Layton, in a version by Judith Wilske and Maren Simoneit, from the English Language by Manuel Thannheiser. […]

An Ichthyostega!

March 11th, 2013

Some more photos from the forthcoming stage production of The Story of Everything. Hand painted ichythostega costume by visual artist Silvana Toneva. Look it’s grown legs! And arms! Here is my drawing of ichythostega that the costume is based on.  

Here are some photos of the musical trilobites from the forthcoming stage production of The Story of Everything. This yellow one is the guitarist, this green one plays the acordian, and here is the drummer!   Well done to all the Theater an de Parkaue team. I think they look fantastic! The show opens in Berlin 9th April […]

  THEATER AN DER PARKAUE, Berlin’s State Theatre for Children, are staging a production of The Story of Everything. The show opens 9th April of this year and will run till Sunday 14th April, with an extra show on the 6th May. The show will feature a talking sponge, a singing trilobite choir and much […]

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