First Monday Blog: Kamila Slocinska talks us through her time in Hay

A podcast round up from our Illustrator in Residence at Hay Festival in Wales, Kamila Slocinska. Kamila spent a week at the Festival being inspired by her surroundings. Listen to the podcast to find out more.

Listen to Kamila talk about her experiences here in an interview with Georgina Godwin. Download the transcript here. See the photo blog below.


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Kamila is one of the Aarhus 39 group of European children's writers and illustrators taking part in the first International Children's Literature Festival in Aarhus this Autumn. Short stories by the Aarhus 39 have been collected together in two anthologies- Quest and Odyssey which launched a the Hay Festival this year. Kamila's illustration is for a story called The Travel Agent.  The project is to celebrate the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.


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Figuring out what to draw, after a day filled with impressions.


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A super ultra compact Oliver Jeffers illustration masterclass.



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Meg Rosoff and Shappi Khorsandi as a dog and a cat on stage with birds.


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A booklover sits under a tree drinking her coffee- and hiding a little bit from the rain.



Hay Festival celebrated its 30th festival in Wales this year from 25 May-4 June 2017.


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