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June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Midsummer Madness
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  • Young Essex

Love My Skin Outside In Workshop

Dr Leema Jabbar


Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
per child/young person, accompanying adult free

Love My Skin Outside In Workshop with Dr Leema Jabbar

Join children’s author Dr. Leema Jabbar for this fun, inspiring and interactive session about celebrating individuality and showing kindness. Using fun games and simple experiments, Leema will show how talking about feelings can make problems so much smaller. Including a reading from her book, Love My Skin Outside In, and using colourful visuals from nature you’ll discover just how stunningly beautiful we all are both inside and out.

For ages 6-10.


Sunday 23 June, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, CM77 8PD
Tickets: £3 per child, accompanying adult free
Box Office: eventbrite.co.uk


Part of our Midsummer Madness Family Fun Day. Pack your picnic and make a beeline for what promises to be a magical day at Cressing Temple Barns. Free parking, free entry and lots of free activities. All welcome.

All those aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult



Love My Skin Outside In by Dr Leema Jabbar

Love My Skin Outside In book

Order a copy of Love My Skin Outside In at bookshop.org

Sasha has learned to be OK in her own skin and bottle her feelings up. It’s easier that way isn’t it? Yet when she’s given a lion on her 9th birthday, she soon learns that when emotions come out, they can turn into the most beautiful thing.


About the Author

Leema is a children’s author & General Practitioner for the NHS who loves to make reading enjoyable, funny and accessible for all.

Her books are full of fantastical and fanciful characters who all exist to help children navigate their everyday concerns with ease.

Even from a young age Leema had always dreamed of being an author and she was ultimately motivated to write her first book (The Fantastic Flowbottoms) following many agonising instances of having to regularly test her daughter for Covid-19. Using her medical and parenting skills, she created a fun song and dance for children to perform while being tested, therefore taking the pain out of the whole process.

This quickly lead to her writing two more books, Hana & The Hairy Bod Rapper and Curry Worry Ninja Noo, using her own British Indian upbringing, to help children from all ethnic backgrounds deal with concerns they may face in their day to day lives. In an effort to see more books promoting diversity, Leema has made it her mission to create further stories starring children of colour, so they can see their faces mirrored in the illustrations and words they read.

While Leema is still devoted to her work as a family Doctor, she now loves nothing more than curling up on her writing chair on her days off, getting lost in her wonderful world of creativity.

Leema Jabbar



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Cressing Temple Barns




Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
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There are two disabled toilets on site. Level access to all areas apart from Stables, Bake House and Granary. A mobility scooter is available to loan if booked in advance.