Join award-winning author Liz Pichon as she presents TOM GATES BRILLIANT BANDS AND DOODLE LIVE TOUR, a hugely fun-packed & INTERACTIVE monster drawing event with live music! Bring a pencil and paper, learn to doodle just like Tom and hear DUDE3 Tom’s FAVOURITE band in the whole WIDE world play some excellent tunes. There’ll be stories and music and a chance to meet Liz and the band after the show – what more do you want? (Wafers…)

This mega 9-date UK tour kicks off in Glasgow on 14 October before heading across the country to Aberdeen, Manchester, Margate, Chesterfield, Southend, Grimsby and Newcastle, finishing in Birmingham on 28 October.

Hugely popular author and illustrator, Liz Pichon, is best known for her award-winning series Tom Gates. With over 3.1 million copies of the books sold in the UK alone, the series has been translated into 42 languages and has just been optioned for TV.

The bestselling series first published in 2011 with The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, which won the ‘Roald Dahl Funny Prize’; Red House Children’s Book Award ‘Best Book for Young Readers’; and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize ‘Best Fiction for 5-12-year-olds’. Her fourth book, Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly), won the ‘Blue Peter Book Award’ and was shortlisted for the ‘Specsavers National Book Awards’ Children’s Book of the Year’. Most recently, Liz collected ‘Specsavers Bestseller Awards’ for five of her Tom Gates titles.

Brighton-based Liz was World Book Day illustrator in 2017 and being dyslexic and a best selling author, she is a great advocate of following your dreams no matter what!

Tour dates

October 2017:
14       Glasgow                    SEE Lomond Auditorium
15       Aberdeen                  Tivoli Theatre
21       Salford                      The Lowry
23       Margate                    Theatre Royal
24       Chesterfield             Winding Wheel
25       Southend                  Palace Theatre
26       Grimsby                    Auditorium
27       Newcastle                 Tyne Theatre & Opera House
28       Birmingham            Town Hall

Liz has just published the 13th Tom Gates book, Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of), which is out now.

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