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Pop-up Beard Book

January 23, 2017


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If you like beards and pop-up books and have young children, then this is the workshop for you.

Make your own beard-themed pop-up creation in my next hands-on, half-term workshop at the Florence Nightingale Museum. For my return visit to this lovely venue located within St ThomasHospital, I’m taking my  inspiration from ‘The Age of the Beard’ exhibition currently on show there to deliver  three 1-hour family sessions 6encompassing 3D paper skills, design and illustration.

Learn how to make pop-ups with moving parts and how to assemble a finished book.

The workshops are suitable for 5+ with parents and carers. Adults will be encouraged  to take part but don’t worry, no experience necessary and results are guaranteed.  Materials will be provided, you just bring the creativity!

The workshops are free but normal entry fee to the museum applies. Booking is recommended.

Family Workshop: Pop-up Beards!
Wednesday 15 February, 11.00-12.30, 1.30-3.00 & 3.00-4.30

This workshop is free with admission

Booking details
Places are limited, to book please visit

Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EW

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2017 5:36 pm

    This looks brilliant. Am wishing I had a child to bring…

  2. Rachel Summerson permalink
    January 26, 2017 6:29 pm

    It sounds huge fun, John. Beards and facial hair generally seem to be making quite a comeback, at the moment. I have an entire book on the subject which I find useful for research into 19th century hair fashions: ‘The History of Hair: an Illustrated Review of Hair Fashions for Men Throughout the Ages’ by Ann Charles and Roger DeAnfrasio (1970)

    • January 26, 2017 8:34 pm

      Thanks, Rachel. I was asked to deliver a workshop on the beard theme but I think there could be a picture book idea in there somewhere as well. I might ask to see your ‘History of Hair’ at some stage.

  3. Alison Allen-Gray permalink
    February 6, 2017 3:01 pm

    My mind is always boggled by your paper engineering, John. I’m trying to figure out how to build bookcases into a not-quite-straight corner at the moment, and that’s hard enough…!

    • February 6, 2017 4:41 pm

      I would create a cardboard template to match the angle of your walls. Adjust it through trial and error until it’s right and then use that to get your shelves right.

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