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Read all about the great show that Owen's Alumnus, Rob Biddulph put on for an audience of over 200 at the inaugural Owen'sFest on Sunday 3rd July, helping raise funds to improve Owen's facilities
Rob signing his last book of the day for Henry, a huge 'Draw with Rob' fan
Rob signing his last book of the day for Henry, a huge 'Draw with Rob' fan

We hope by now, all of you will be familiar with the name Rob Biddulph and why we were so thrilled to welcome him 'back to school' on Sunday 3rd July to open the inaugural Owen'sFest, and to present a very special live 'Draw With Rob' workshop to an audience of over 200 in the Edward Guinness Hall.

Once an Owen's student, and now a bestselling and multi award-winning children's author and illustrator, children and "grown-ups" alike were thoroughly entertained by Rob, who not only read some of his most recently published work (from the Peanut Jones book series) but were also successfully taught how to draw another of his wonderfully whimsical characters in the draw-along portion of his show.

Following on from his success with #DrawWithRob - a series of draw-along videos released twice-weekly online during lockdown starting in March 2020, which he started to help parents and children who had been forced to stay home from school due to the national lockdown - Rob has been touring the country and presenting his workshops at many a literary and family festival over the last year or so, hence we at Owen's feel most privileged to have had our very own bespoke, live event created and delivered by Rob himself, in person at this year's summer festival.

The magnificent feedback from other alumni and their families, as well as the queue for his book signing after the show (which did not end for over two hours!) was testament to Rob's talent and popularity, and we very much hope to welcome him back to Owen's in the near future.


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