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June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • FREE
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  • Young Essex

Fun Stories From Far Away – Children’s Workshop

Sade Fadipe
Sade Fadipe A Fun ABC 3x2


High House Production Park, Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ United Kingdom
Booking essential

Have fun with Essex-based teacher and author Sade Fadipe

Sade 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 a claps, familiar rhymes and rhythms, with art & craft activities too!

Age: 4+ years

Venue: High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex, RM19 1RJ

Date and time: Saturday 11th June, 11.00am

Tickets: Free, booking essential

Box Office: Book online via our eventbrite page


About the Author

Sade 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

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High House Production Park
Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ United Kingdom
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