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June 18, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
  • FREE
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  • Young Essex

Sold Out! Fun Stories From Far Away – Children’s Workshop

Sade Fadipe
Sade Fadipe A Fun ABC 3x2


Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Booking essential

Have fun with Essex-based author and teacher Sade Fadipe, as she shares her book A Fun ABC – a story about Adanah who goes on an alphabetical adventure, visiting her grandfather in a far-away place.

Told in claps, familiar rhymes and rhythms, this is bound to be fun with art & craft activities too! For 4+ years.


Venue: Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Tickets: Free, booking essential for workshops

Box Office: eventbrite.co.uk

Date and time: Saturday 18th June, 12.15pm



About the Author

Sade FadipeSade majorly lived and schooled in Kent with her English foster mother, for the first six years of her life, before relocating to Nigeria with her parents. After a first degree in English (Linguistics) and a bag of cultural accessories, she returned to England. There she attained a Post-graduate in Education and has since taught at schools in London and Essex.

In 1996, a guest author visited her school. It was the world acclaimed Quetin Blake – and there her inspiration to one day write for children was ignited. A good twenty years later, she released her very first book A Fun ABC published by Cassava Republic Press.

Sade’s bi-cultural identity weaves through the stories she tells. Knowing that not everyone will have the opportunity of visiting or living in West Africa, she unapologetically showcases the continent in its rural glory.

Through her books, she celebrates and introduces both African and non-African children to the music, food, culture and family bonds that Africans experience, the contemporary gender roles they exhibit and emphasises the humanity that binds us.

Sade’s books

A Fun ABC (2016) also re-titled A Visit to Grandad (2019) in the USA for ages 3-7

Snowy Joy (illustrated chapter book) for ages 9+

A Bouncy 123 Due out in Autumn 2022

Buy a Sade’s books from bookshop.org

Connect with Sade Fadipe

You can find Sade on Instagram @sadesbookzone, Facebook @authorsade.fadipe, Twitter @sadefadipe and LinkedIn @sade-fadipe-author

Chelmsford Library Family Fun Day
Saturday 18 June 10am – 4pm

The event is part of a day of free family-friendly activities at Chelmsford Library. Find out more here.

Sing along to your favourite songs at Rhyme Time; get creative and crafting; hear stories read aloud with amazing authors who’ll be taking their seat in the Storytelling Armchair; and get techy with Ozobots!

10.15am Rhyme Time
11.00am Josie Dom: Lum’s Mum (Storytelling and activities)  For ages 3-7
12.15pm Sufiya Ahmed: Campaigning for Girls Rights For ages 9-12 years
12.15pm Sade Fadipe: Fun Stories From Far Away! For ages 4+
Throughout the day: Drop-in Ozobot workshop; Pop-up Storytelling Armchair; Crafting


Part of our Chelmsford Library Family Fun Day in partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Essex Libraries

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Chelmsford Library
County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
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0345 6037628

Visit accessable.co.uk for all disability and access information about Chelmsford Library

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which can be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event.

If you would like to use the Roger Pen email claire@essexbookfestival.org.uk