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Real Pigeons Get Creative!

Sat 10 Sep, 10.30am

Get bready! The super-coo creators of the bestselling Real Pigeons series, Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood, are here to teach you how to tell the funniest, weirdest and silliest stories you can! Join this fantastic and farcical adventure with live drawing and interactive storytelling all about the crime-fighting, mystery-solving, feather-flexing pigeons kids know and love.


45 minutes


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