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*CANCELLED* The Big Stink crafts workshop at BAM Bristol

08/04/2020 10:30 am – 08/04/2020 11:30 am | BAM Store + Space, 104-108 Belle Vue Road, Bristol BS5 6BX

Join local author-illustrator Lucy Freegard for a morning of stories, cheese thief drawing and mask making inspired by her book The Big Stink. There will also be the chance to get a signed copy!


Charlie, a notorious cheese thief, is a mouse on a mission.

Ever since he was little, he had got in spots of bother with the law. He had pinched Parmesan, crept off with Camembert and robbed Roquefort!

Charlie is planning his biggest mission yet – to steal a cheesy sculpture from The Museum of Art! After a hair-raising break-in – creeping past cameras, dodging guards and avoiding gates – he reaches his stinky prize. But Officer Rita is soon on the case. Will Charlie get away with it this time?

A cat and mouse detective story with a surprising ending!


 ‘A highly entertaining cat-and-mouse detective story …  Lucy’s fun-filled illustrations make this character so appealing that we can’t help but champion this mischievous mouse on his mouth-watering mission … The Big Stink is one of those books you’ll want to read again and again to spot any delectable details you might have missed.’

‘Makes a fabulous read aloud which can be enjoyed again and again. However, as well as being humorous, the story offers plenty to discuss and share… The illustrations are a real delight! They are full of details which are perfect for encouraging discussion and storytelling.’


About the Author



Lucy has an MA in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art, a degree in illustration from Cardiff School of Art & Design and did her art foundation at Falmouth University.  Since graduating in 2015 Lucy has worked on a range of projects, from writing and illustrating picture books to designing soft toys and greetings cards. Her other titles published by Pavilion include: Ballet Bunnies, Just Like Daddy and Just Like Mummy.

Lucy uses pen and watercolours, and loves sketching from life and eavesdropping at the zoo. She is based in Bristol.




Event Details

When: Wednesday 8 April, 10.30am – 11.30am
Where: BAM Store + Space, 104-108 Belle Vue Road, Bristol BS5 6BX
Price: £3

Perfect for kids aged 3+