Head to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden to meet John Hegley one of the UK’s most celebrated and popular poets.
John invites anyone who is or has ever been 8, to join him for a deep and daft session of stories, music and verse on Sunday 8 November. He’ll help you draw your own dragon, write a rhinoceros and you can hear what he has to say about important matters such as parrots, guillemots and xylofoxes!
Explore the Museum’s galleries before or after the event (which begins at 12pm), where you can learn about Roald Dahl’s life, peek inside his Writing Hut, and explore the three interactive galleries.
John Hegley is a master at spontaneous audience participation, with call-and-response songs and poems and humorous word-riff chorales.
Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
John is well-known for his hilarious live performances – often accompanied by his trusty mandolin – and is a regular sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival. He published his first poetry collection, Visions of the Bone Idol (Poems about Dogs and Glasses) in 1984. His latest collection for children is I am a Poetato: An A-Z of poems about people, pets and other creatures which is available at the Museum shop. John will be happy to sign copies of the book after the session.
John Hegley will be at the Museum on Sunday 8 November at 12pm. Tickets for adults and children cost £5.50 in addition to Museum entry (adults £6.60, children/concessions £4.40). Booking in advance strongly advised – call 01494 892192.