Friday, 4 November 2011

Celebrate and Win Prizes with Barefoot Books and Nick Crane!

Barefoot Books celebrate the publication of TV presenter Nick Crane’s new children’s Atlas with an online competition to win an iPad2 and an afternoon of events at the Barefoot Studio in Oxford on Saturday 12 November 2011.


TV presenter and Earth enthusiast Nick Crane will take families on a mind-expanding journey around the globe in this presentation to mark the publication of his Barefoot Book World Atlas for children, beautifully illustrated by artist David Dean.

Nick will tell stories of his own journeys around the world, talk about how he fell in love with cartography as a child, exploring the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map, and look at some of the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future.

Nick Crane comments:
“To share the excitement, the wonder, the complexity of life on an orbiting planet, you need an atlas. This book opens the window on a great, big geographical adventure. It is an atlas for the next generation of discoverers.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Crane is a cartographer, explorer, writer and well-loved television presenter. As a child, Nick explored the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map; ever since, he has been journeying the world. In 1992–3, he walked 10,000 kilometers across Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. Since 2004, he has written and presented four popular television series for BBC Two: Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Dean is a full-time illustrator who travels the world from the comfort of his own studio. He paints in a room surrounded by books from many different cultures, which inspire his exotic and colourful work. In his spare time, David enjoys walking and taking photographs of the countryside near his house in Cheshire.


Event details for Saturday 12 November 2011

Art Fun: Atlas Antics, 1-2pm
Ages 6-11
Free
Creative kids can try their hands at different art forms from around the globe

Nick Crane presents the Barefoot Books World Atlas, 2.30 pm
Free
Nick will tell stories of his own journeys around the world, talk about how he fell in love with cartography as a child, exploring the Norfolk countryside armed with a bicycle and a map, and look at some of the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future.

The Atlas Discovery Workshop, 3.30-4.30 pm
Ages 6+
Cost: £8
Children with a sense of curiosity learn how to magnetise needles and make their own compass, then set off with a Barefoot Books passport to visit the different cultures of the world

Venue:
Barefoot Books Studio, Twining House,
294 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 7ED



COMPETITION

Visit Barefoot’s Facebook page to win -
Copies of Nick Crane’s Atlas, 
£20 Barefoot Books gift certificate
A iPad2

All terms and conditions can be found here




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