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For Five. A Gala for five year olds with Julia Donaldson.


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What’s a fifth birthday celebration without something just perfect for five year olds?

We’ve invited children’s author and entertainer Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, to take young readers on a musical and storytelling adventure – along with her many creations, from Zog to Princess Mirror-Belle (the badly behaved reflection of a well-behaved girl).

Though best known for her creations on the page, she has a passion for music and drama.
Julia has performed street theatre, and written and directed musicals for children.

This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to meet and be entertained by a favourite children’s author, and to see another side of the acclaimed former UK Children’s Laureate.

Please celebrate our birthday with us … and the little people in your life.

This event is perfect for five year olds, but open to all ages, and suitable for all children who love music, storytelling and the stories of Julia Donaldson.

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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. She was the 2011-2013 UK Children’s Laureate. Having grown up in London and studied Drama a... Read more


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