Family Illustration Workshops: Hard Stares and Funny Faces

Children participating in a family workshop

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  • Full Price: £10.00

Create funny characters in this illustration workshop

Create your own wonderful character faces that can cleverly change their looks and expressions. With a professional illustrator on hand to guide you, your creation could be smiling one moment, in disguise the next, then give someone a good hard stare, just like Paddington!

Your special family experience will start with a visit to the Paddington: The Story of a Bear exhibition which is included with your booking. Once you have had the chance to explore the world of Paddington, our Learning staff will meet you outside the exhibition and bring you to the Foyle Centre for your workshop.

Session 1
Exhibition time: 9:30 – 10:15
Workshop: 10:15 – 11:15

Session 2
Exhibition slot: 11:45 – 12:30
Workshop: 12:30 – 13:30

Session 3
Exhibition slot: 14:00 – 14.45
Workshop: 14:45 – 15:45

Suitable for ages 5+

If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t come to the Library, and let us know by emailing

We’ve made some changes to keep everyone safe during this event:

  • Limited numbers and activities set up to support social distancing
  • Regular enhanced cleaning of the spaces and equipment, and hand sanitiser stations for everyone to use
  • Adults and children over 11 will need to wear a face covering unless exempt.

Click here to find out more about how we’re welcoming you to the Library safely.

Travel partner: Great Western Railway

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Paddington: The Story of a Bear is supported by the Unwin Charitable Trust


Name: Family Illustration Workshops: Hard Stares and Funny Faces
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546