The world needs a rainbow like never before…  

Laura Ellen Anderson is a star of the children’s book world – as well as the magical Rainbow Grey, she is also the author and illustrator of the much loved, bestselling Amelia Fang series. 

Whether rocking themed outfits, designing and drawing whimsical props, or quizzing children on their favourite monsters and magic, Laura’s events transport audiences to her beloved fictional worlds.

In this fun-filled event you’ll join Laura for a journey to The Weatherlands, the magical setting for her Rainbow Grey series.

You’ll meet an extraordinary cast of characters including Ray Grey and her Weatherling friends Snowden Everfreeze and Droplett Dewbells.

You’ll also create an exciting book cover, featuring your very own climate-controlling Weatherling character and learn how to draw Ray’s adorable cloud-cat Nim! 

Ages: 7+

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  • Babies under 1 go FREE (must have a ticket). Under 12’s to be accompanied by an adult. Concession rates apply to under 16’s only.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).
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“As bright, brilliant and beautiful as a rainbow itself’. Jamie Littler bestselling author of Frostheart

"Laura Ellen Anderson must be one of the brightest rainbows in kidlit. Rainbow Grey is bursting with colour, kindness and heart – just like her creator. An utter joy from start to finish." Maz Evans