Julia Donaldson returns to WEF

Friday May 24, 2019

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Families Programme – Headlining event Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner, The Go-Away Bird, the Gruffalo and other stories

Saturday 22nd June The Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow 11 am and 3pm.

Tickets available here for 11am start and tickets here for 3pm start;    £5 for children, £10 for adults, £25 for family ticket.  (Under twos free).

Julia Donaldson needs no introduction to children and families.  Creator of the much loved children’s classic The Gruffalo which celebrates its 20th anniversary, Julia will share some of her favourite stories which may include What The Ladybird Heard, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes, The Cook and the King.  

Together with award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, Julia  and Catherine will introduce their brilliant new collaboration – the unique picture book The Go-Away Bird.  Join Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner for live stories, songs and illustrations.  Not to be missed.  Please note – bookshop and author/illustrator signing after each event. 


About the book

The Go-Away bird just wants to be left alone . . .

One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. Then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realises that she might need some friends after all...

Based on a real bird that lives in Africa, it is named after its call, which sounds as if it is shouting“Go away!” to warn others when it sees danger. In spite of this, go-away birds can sometimes be found in groups of up to 20 or even 30 so perhaps it is quite friendly!

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