February 17th, 2014

seawigs and sharks at the southbank!

Yesterday at the Imagine Festival in the Royal Festival Hall, I got to launch my new Shark Seawig!

My Oliver and the Seawigs co-author Philip Reeve and I joined the magnificent Madame Lark on stage in the central Clore Ballroom for a session of BIG HAIR. Madame Lark totally gets the big hair thing.

We had loads of fun leading families in drawing Sea Monkeys and treated them to our special Sea Monkey sea shanty (also known as The Eep Song).

Several people asked me if I'd made the Shark Wig myself, and no, I didn't make my headgear this time! We have some theatre designers working downstairs at our studio and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to commission something. Here's Laura Drake Chambers in the studio she shares with Sam Wyer, working on the Shark Wig. (Sam made the matching shark tooth necklace.) You can follow them both on Twitter as @LauraDrakeC and @Woodenfingers.

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