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How to Hide a Lion

Watkins Studios
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Join author (and lion hiding expert!) Helen Stephens for a live drawing, storytelling adventure. Learn how to draw your very own lion and help Helen tell the tale of a very kind, and brave lion.
Helen has won many awards for her books, which include Fleabag and The Night Iceberg.
How to Hide a Lion has sold in nearly twenty languages worldwide and in 2016 was adapted for stage by Polka theatre and in 2018 toured the UK.

Age Guidance: 4+



*A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

(all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event

Running time: 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Part of our Telling Tales season


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The Book

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How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It’s not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because mums and dads can be funny about having a lion in the house. But Iris can’t hide her lion forever, and when her mum discovers him, he has to run away and hide all on his own.
When the lion sees three robbers stealing from the town hall, it’s his chance to show everyone that he is, after all, a kind (and very brave) lion – just like Iris always said.