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Arts Canteen presents

AWAN: Answer Me, Leila! Children's Workshop with Nadine Kaadan

Saturday 10 March
Venue 2
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

In a nutshell

A workshop and book-signing with award-winning Syrian children’s author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan!

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Leila lives in a high orange tower waiting for Sami, but every time Sami arrives, he calls and calls from down below but she doesn’t answer and he wonders why - until he finally realises that they may speak a different language.

Answer Me, Leila! is a story dedicated to children with hearing difficulties and was awarded the ‘Best Fiction Book for Children with Special Needs’ from the Anna Lindh foundation.

What to Expect

Join Nadine Kaadan in an interactive storytelling and illustration workshop that sheds a light on her creative process, from inspiration to final product. After readings of her book in both English and Arabic, she will guide participants in a live drawing event culminating in them creating their own Leila character!

“There are many ways to communicate, let’s find them together!” – Nadine Kaadan

*Please note this event is primarily in English while copies of the book will be in Arabic

Who's Involved

Nadine Kaadan is an award-winning author and illustrator from Syria, now living in London. Her book Answer Me, Leila! is now being used to teach Arabic at Harvard University and Tufts University.

Nadine has been invited to speak at several international book fairs and conferences including the London Book Fair, the Gothenburg Book Fair, and the Arab Conference at Harvard University. Her work was recently featured in a BBC short film under the title ‘Writer Nadine Kaadan Helps Syrian Children Understand War’, and was also featured in CNN Connect the World  amongst others.

AWAN is produced by Arts Canteen and supported by Rich Mix London.

Find out more

Website: / /

Follow: @Artscanteen / @nadinekaadan / Arab Women Artists Now  

Things you should know

Please note: This event is suitable for ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is wheelchair accessible.