Next Festival

01 . 10 . 2015

James Mayhew

Award-winning, bestselling James Mayhew is one of our best loved writer-illustrators with his immensely popular Katie series – an original and much-loved introduction to art for children. The Katie series now sells in some of the most famous museums and galleries in the world. James is also the creator of the immensely popular Ella Bella Ballerina series. He has also collaborated with other wonderful authors and illustrators including Philippa Pearce, Elizabeth Beresford, Clara Vulliamy and Joyce Dunbar.
James has also devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children combining life classical music, storytelling and art. This year, he was Illustrator-in-Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
HCBF 2016, James Mayhew will be joined by celebrated Russian concert pianist Alexander Ardakov for a magical event. The audience will watch James paint the story behind Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition whilst Alexander plays the piano. The paintings produced will be given out at the end of the performance.