Press | Guildford Book Festival 2012
CELEBRATE PUFFIN’S 45TH BIRTHDAY WITH A SPECIAL CHILDREN’S TEA PARTY HOSTED BY ANDY STANTON AND EMMA DODD
Join a very special birthday party as Puffin Post magazine turns an impressive 45 years old! On Saturday 20 October, author Andy Stanton (Mr Gum) and illustrator Emma Dodd (Dot and Dash) will host a tea party at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford complete with activities, books, balloons, cake and an appearance by Puffin himself.
Running concurrently, Emma Dodd will bring her stories to life through drawings to entrance younger guests (suitable for ages three upwards) whilst older children (ages eight upwards) will delight in Andy Stanton’s tales of Polly and Jake and friends as they try to stop Mr Gum’s evil plots.
At the conclusion of these two events, all the children will be invited to join a tea party hosted by Puffin himself and there will be prizes and goodies galore for everyone.
The Puffin anniversary party forms part of the Guildford Book Festival, one of the UK’s leading provincial literary events. The events take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford which is located on Alexandra Terrace at the top of the high street.
With Deluxe Room rates starting at just £125 and no charge for an additional child’s bed, this is an ideal opportunity to combine a half term treat with an indulgent break in one of Surrey’s most historic and vibrant towns. Guildford’s literary connections run deep and it is here that Lewis Carroll, who inspired the hotel’s whimsical interior, is buried.
Tickets cost £6 for the Andy Stanton event and £5 to the Emma Dodd event, including tea. Each ticket admits one child and one parent. Parking is available on site. For further information and tickets visit www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk
For information on special rates at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford visit http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/guildford-fest
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