Saturday 6 March 11:00 - 12:00

Following on from World Book Day we’ll be welcoming Tom Mclaughlin to the Custom House to celebrate with an event that’s suitable for the whole family.In his event Tom will be talking about his journey as a dyslexic kid, to best-selling author, reading from his books, as well as demonstrating live illustration and giving drawing tips.

This event is in partnership with exetreme imagination festival.


Tom McLaughlin is a former political cartoonist turned children’s author and illustrator. His picture books and chapter books have been published all around the world, and have been read on CBeebies’ Bedtime Story many times; he’s also written about dyslexia for the Guardian, worked as an animation designer, and script writer.

exetreme imagination is Exeter’s festival of writing and stories for young people. It is a collaboration of Exeter’s arts and culture organisations, who come together to produce an exciting programme of events to develop and share young people’s passion for writing. As well as nurturing an interest in writing and stories, we run events with more specific aims such as family events with British Sign Language for deaf and hearing participants, and drama workshops for young people with concerns about mental wellbeing.


This event will be live streamed from Exeter Custom House, to you at home. If you would like to be part of the virtual audience and tune into the live-stream from home, you can ‘save your seat’ here.