Press

Here are links to press articles and interviews.

 
Feb 2018 - Yorkshire Post - More Action Needed To Tackle Abuse
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/education/more-action-to-tackle-abuse-says-yorkshire-author-1-9004746
 
Feb 2018 York Press
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15922665.Undertone_and_footballer_support_Selby_author/
 
Nov 2017 - BBC News How To Teach Children About Abuse
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/education-41975036/how-to-teach-children-about-abuse
 
Nov 2017 - The Guardian Newspaper - Share Some Secrets - Safeguarding Children
https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2017/oct/31/the-story-that-helps-children-speak-out-about-abuse
 
Latest Article - Lancashire Telegraph
 
 
May 2016 - Winner - Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement in Education
 
2016 Poetry Winner - Worcester News
 
2015 - Winner - Peoples Book Prize
http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/winners2014.htm
 
2015 - BBC Humberside Interview
 
http://www.feargroup.com/bbc-radio-humberside-interview-with-christina-gabbitas-childrens-author/
 
2015 - Interview with Magic Oxygen
https://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/2015/07/talking-winner-bainbridge/
 
October 2014 - Wakefield Grammar School - Poetry Writing - World Poetry Day
http://www.wgsf.org.uk/wghs-junior/news/view/christina-gabbitas-inspires-poetry-writing-
 
March 2014 - Hull Daily Mail
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/want-encourage-children-write-ndash-words/story-20848544-detail/story.html
 
March 2014 - Reading Matters
http://readingmatters.org.uk/pleased-to-meet-you-christina-gabbitas-author-of-the-felicity-fly-series/
 
December 2014 - Talk at International Festival - United Arab Emirates
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/lifestyle/books/11692689.Selby_author_Christina_Gabbitas_to_give_talk_at_international_reading_festival/?ref=rss
 
October 2013 - London Book Fair
http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/Library/Interviews/5-mins-with-Christina-Gabbitas/

 

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Poetry Initiative

A national initiative to help encourage and inspire children of primary school age to read and write.
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Events & Signings

2018

June 28-30th - University Central Lancashire Science Festival - Workshops

June 26th - Bradford Safeguarding Week - Session Bradford

June - 20th-23rd Blackburn Children's Reading Festival - Blackburn Cathedral 

April 25th - Kingfisher Primary, Doncaster

April 22nd - London Marathon - NSPCC ChildLine

21st March - Horton Grange Primary, World Poetry Day

20th March - Barnardo's Awareness Morning XSCAPE - Yorkshire 10.30-12.30

2nd March - World Book Day, Doncaster School

1st March - World Book Day - Harrogate, Outlands Primary School

24th Feb - Between the Lines Literature Festival, Sheffield

1st February - Creative Resources Safeguarding Primary Children - Royal Armouries, Leeds

2017

19th January - Marlow Primary School 

16th December - John Lewis, Leeds, Storytelling & Book Signing

16th-26th Nov -  Pop Up Bookshop, Coppergate Centre, York

14th Nov - Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Manchester 

14th Nov - Wakefield Independent School

13th Nov - Pedal for Pudsey BBC Lancashire with John Gillmore & Graham Livery

11th Nov - Firecracker, Barnardo's

10th Nov - BBC 5 Live

10th Nov - Speaking - Safeguarding Conference, West Yorks Playhouse

25th Oct - Library Opening Bradford

19th October Animation Launch - Sheffield Hallam University & NSPCC 

12th October BBC Lancs

11th October - Great Brit Entrepeneur Preliminary Event

5th Oct - NSPCC

30 September - Waterstones, Ipswich

29th September - Ipswich Prep School

28th September - National Poetry Day Springbank Primary, Farsley, Leeds

11th July  - Bradford Rhyme Challenge Awards - Bradford City Council

23 June - Riverside Primary, Tadcaster

8th June - Platt Bridge Primary 

7th June - BBC Lancashire Interview

1st June - Podcast with David Niven

23rd May Peoples Book Prize Final - Triangular Trev and the Shape Idols

12th May - YWOA  - Sue Ryder Leeds Royal Armouries

11th May - Safeguarding Conference  - Manchester

April

24-30 April - United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Children's Reading Festival - Workshops

20th April - Sacred Heart School, Leeds - Poetry Workshops

28th March - Sheffield School - Storytelling & Poetry Workshops

23rd- 25th March - Selby District Children's Reading Festival 

8th March - Theatre event 400 Children - Children's University for Hull City Culture

7th March  - Northern Power Women Awards - Manchester Shotlisted 'Person with a Purpose'

2nd March - Wetherby School London 

1st March -  Storytelling St Antonys Catholic Primary School London

28th February - Betty Layward School London 

25th February - WHSmith Sheffied Meadowhall - Booksigning

16th February - World Read Aloud Day - The Olive Tree School, Bolton, Lancashire 

11th & 12th January - Poetry Workshops with Children's University  - Hull City of Culture

9th January - Poetry Initiative Launch - www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition

2016

3rd December - Selby WHSmith, Book signing

26th November - Doncaster WHSmith, Book signing

19th November - Beverley WHSmith, Book signing

30th October - Sheffield 10k for ChildLine NSPCC

29th October - WHSmith Halifax, Book signing

28th October - Waterstones Wakefield

27th October Waterstones York, Storytelling and Book signing Triangular Trev and the Shape Idols

26th October Selby Library, Storytelling & Book signing

25th October - Sherburn Library, Storytelling & Book signing

22nd October - WHSmith Sheffield Meadowhall - Book Launch. Triangular Trev and the Shape idols

6th October - World Poetry Day  - Fairburn School

21st September - Soroptomists Visit

26 August - Children's University

19th August - Storytelling & Book signing North Leeds Food Festival, Roundhay Park

1st August - Sheffield Hallam

14th July - Sheffield Hallam

12th July - Peoples Book Prize with www.sharesomesecrets.com

6th July - School Visit Worcester & BBC Hereford & Worcester

3rd July - Exhibition of Children's Poetry, Samlesbury Hall, Lancashire

2nd July - Guest of University College Lancashire - Science Festival

30 June - BBC Lancashire with John Gillmore

27 June - School Visit, Cleckheaton

28th May - Pop-up Shop, St Georges Centre, Preston, Lancashire - Storytelling & Poetry University College Lancashire

20th May - Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards