Tag: Julia Donaldson


Video of Tam performing in Children’s Wood

Video of Tam Dean Burn reading Julia Donaldson’s Tales from Acorn Wood at The Children’s Wood West-End Festival event, June 2013. With musical accompaniment from Emma Schad and Andy Alston.

Julia Donaldson joined the audience and kindly signed books after Tam’s performance.

Julia Donaldson visits the Children’s Wood and Meadow

Julia Donaldson visits the Children's Wood

Thanks and well done to everyone who made today a massive success – thank you sun for shining! and thank you to the lovely Julia Donaldson for coming along and showing her support for the wood and meadow.

Tam’s West-End Festival Father’s Day sessions were brilliant, funny and captivating. If you missed Tales from Acorn Wood, Tam has filmed it, we’ll put it on here when it’s ready to view.

How could anyone want to build flats on this special outdoor community space!

Our next big event will be the Just So stories and some Hans Christian Anderson with Scottish author and writer Alasdair Gray, on the 30th of June. This event will close our West-End Festival Programme.

This photo of the North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood team and Julia Donaldson is courtesy of Steve Welsh

Julia Donaldson supports the Children’s Wood

“Wild spaces are invaluable to children, especially those growing up in
towns. They stimulate the imagination and nurture the spirit. Places
like the Children’s Wood within North Kelvin Meadow are hard to come
by in urban settings and so should be preserved at all costs.”

Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Children’s Laureate

Julia Donaldson supports The Children’s Wood

 ” Wild spaces are invaluable to children, especially those growing up in towns. They stimulate the imagination and nurture the spirit. Places like the Children’s Wood within North Kelvin Meadow are hard to come by in urban settings and so should be preserved at all costs.” 

Quote from The Gruffalo author and Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson