Luna Loves Dance with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers 

(**This event takes place at 10.15am and 1.30pm**) 

Join performance poet and author Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers as they share their latest Luna Loves adventure, Luna Loves Dance.

When Luna dances, she feels like the world’s volume turns up, like all colours brighten, like sunlight sparkles behind every cloud.

But when she takes her dance exam she ducks, dives, spins and... falls. Luna thinks she can’t be a real dancer now. Can Luna’s family convince her otherwise?

With live drawing and magical, interactive readings of Luna Loves Dance your pupils will discover the joy of dancing and the importance of family, whatever your culture, ability or style!


  • Author: Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers (illustrator) 
  • School Years: Nursery, Reception, Yrs 1 & 2 
  • Date: 15/06/22
  • Time: 10:45-11:15am (this event is also available at 1:30pm) 
  • Venue: Spiegeltent, Hexham Abbey 
  • Cost: £2 per child. FREE places for pupil premium children and staff 
  • Books: Available to pre-order for dedicating and signing after the event
  • Contact: Please email [email protected] for enquiries and bookings

Praise for the Luna series
"Not all families are the same – and that is a great message to celebrate". Laura Dockrill
"Fiona Lumbers’ illustrations convey Luna’s vivid inner life, while Coelho’s lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood". Amnesty International

About Joseph Coelho (Author)
Joseph Coelho is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award 2015 for his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2014). Joe has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and creates dynamic poetry theatre pieces for young people that he tours nationally. He also performs with the UK’s top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph has also been a guest poet on Cbeebies’ Rhyme Rocket.
About Fiona Lumbers (Illustrator)
Fiona has drawn on anything and everything from an early age and always insisted she would be an artist when she grew up. Fiona moved to London in 2000 to study for an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. A combination of her obsession with picture books and the arrival of her first son led her down the path of illustration and she hasn’t looked back since. Nothing makes her happier than splashing watercolours and inks and conjuring up new characters - often influenced by the exploits of her two sons.

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