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The Event

Children are always enthralled at Cressida’s live events and it will be no different this Dragonese Day. She’ll talk about storytelling, growing up, what inspired her and how it feels to see her work transformed for the big screen. She is charismatic, energetic and always has the children in stitches of laughter. Take a look at what those who have seen her live have had to say:


“My daughters absolutely loved the talk, and were very inspired by Cressida - she was great fun!” - Fiona, parent from Off the Shelf Festival of Words

“Cressida Cowell is a genius” – Peter Florence, Founder and Director of Hay Festival

“The best day of my life”, - Rhys, child who saw Cressida at the Hay Festival 2013

“Such a happy and successful event… so many children thoroughly enjoyed it and want to read more.” - Brenda Parkhouse, Independent Bookseller

“Everyone I spoke to has told me how much all the children (and their parents) enjoyed themselves, and that the atmosphere was fantastic.” – Waterstones Bromley

“It was an honour to have Cressida at the festival and she was a fantastic speaker who had the children (and their parents) enthralled. Her energy and enthusiasm were admirable.” - Maria de Souza, Arts Officer for Off the Shelf Festival of Words

“I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed having Cressida visit us. We had a lot of very happy children and parents, and it was lovely to see so many family groups attending this event.” - Peta Lawrence, Senior Team Officer - Children & Young People Team, Chertsey Library

“She laughed in a constant stream of wonderful tales, advice and wisdom in a compelling talk” - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph, on Hay Festival 2012 event