Join us at our Islington Square Café from 18th to 26th September 2021
To mark this year’s London Design Festival, we are proud to welcome Islington-based illustrator and author of Bob the Artist Marion Deuchars to the Maggie & Rose Café in Islington Square for a week-long celebration of her much-loved children’s character Bob, the Artist.
The only event specifically designed for little ones and their grown-ups in the official festival program, Marion’s striking illustrations will line the café walls and windows, and little ones will have the opportunity to contribute their own artworks to the exhibition, enjoy a treasure hunt around Islington Square and join Marion herself for some author-led readings and craft activities.
Explore Bob's treasure trail
Marion Deuchars x Maggie & Rose Gallery
Pick up a map from our Islington Square Café then search for clues to discover the treasure.
Hidden around Islington Square are the works of six of the artists who inspired Bob: Find all the letters to complete the mystery word and collect your mini Bob craft pack from our Islington Square Café…
Exhibit in our gallery
Marion Deuchars x Maggie & Rose Gallery inside
Let your little one put their own creative spin on Bob with free colouring sheets available at our Café throughout the week. The most inspiring creations will be hung in our daily-changing interactive window gallery for all the world to see!
Craft along with the author
Marion Deuchars x Maggie & Rose Matisse
Join us for a very special author-led read-along and beak-crafting workshop with Marion herself - spaces are free but limited so book in quickly!
10am on Wednesday 22nd September
10am on Saturday 25th September
“Bob the bird is just like all his friends, apart from his skinny legs.
When Bob is teased, he decides to try and change himself to fit in.
But little does he know where all his efforts will lead him…”
Bob, the Artist is an affirming picture book for age 3+ about the power of art and of being confident enough to be yourself. It is published by Laurence King Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group. Marion Deuchars is the author of the bestselling Let's Make Some Great Art series and has a globally recognisable illustration style. Her hand-lettering and illustrations have been used on advertising campaigns from Samsung to HP, and her books have won six awards for design and illustration. She is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.