Shirley Hughes and Friends

With Clara Vuilliamy

Thursday 25 January 2024

Location: St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom

In-person time (BST):
Doors/bar: 18:15
Talk: 19:00-20:30
In-person tickets: £8.50, £11.00, £13.00

Online time (BST):
Online tickets: £5, £7

Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link at 18:00 BST on the day of the talk.

Book tickets HERE

Drawing upon a huge archive of artwork, much of it rarely seen, Shirley Hughes’s daughter Clara will present a celebration of a long and remarkable career. From student days and early work in the 1950s and ’60s, dummy roughs and holiday sketchbooks, through to her most familiar picture-book characters, this is a unique opportunity to discover more about one of the best loved author-illustrators of all time.

Clara Vulliamy was born in London in 1962. She studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin in Oxford and The Royal Academy, and initially pursued a career as a portrait painter and illustrator for newspapers and magazines. Clara began to concentrate on writing and illustrating children’s books when she had children of her own, and has published numerous titles including Dotty Detective, Marshmallow Pie and The Dog Squad. In 2014 she collaborated with her mum to create the young fiction series,Dixie O’Day.

We would like to thank Google and The Wynkyn de Worde Society Charitable Trust for their generosity in sponsoring this lecture.