Thursday, 16 July 2015

Events Roundup - with cake and books galore!

 Grumbug - Templar

Last week was a very busy one for us at Templar HQ! On Tuesday 7th July we celebrated the official launch of Adam Stower’s Grumbug, his hilarious and gloriously illustrated follow up to The Troll and the Oliver.
Organised in conjunction with Arena Illustration, the launch was held at The Illustration Cupboard, Bury Street and guests included Axel Scheffler, Jonny Duddle, Caroline Horn from the Reading Zone and John Mclay from Bath Festival.
The walls were adorned with original artwork from both the Troll and the Oliver and Grumbug, all of which was on sale on the night. We had also organised a raffle in which three lucky winners had the chance to win signed copies of both books, and pieces of original artwork!
It wouldn’t have quite been a true Grumbug launch without Troll and Grumbug cupcakes direct from Trolliver’s CafĂ© and the most fabulous – and enormous! – carrot cake to satisfy even the hungriest of trolls!

 William Heads to Hollywood

 On Thursday 9th July, the Templar team braved the tube strike and ventured across London to Notting Hill to celebrate the launch of Helen Hancock’s latest book, William Heads to Hollywood, at the fabulous Book and Kitchen.
Sadly, William couldn’t tear himself away from the lure of Hollywood so we had to make-do with a cardboard cut-out and  black and white framed photograph!  He missed out though, as Helen Hancocks arrived armed with sugar mice and baked treats, courtesy of her cousin Kate. Among them were William themed orange spice biscuits and an incredible multi-coloured tiered cake – worthy of the most glamorous Hollywood party!  We then arrived with strange flavoured popcorn and pick ‘n’ mix style goody bags.
Book and Kitchen was transformed for the night to celebrate the release of the new book and everywhere you looked there were William posters, artwork or stickers. Three lucky fans also won tickets to the launch – a chance to meet Helen and get a signed copy of her new book. We also had author and illustrator Yuval Zommer in attendance as well as Helen’s agent, Louise Lamont.  Despite the travel complications, it was a wonderful event with books and cakes aplenty – a wonderful time was had by all!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

COMPETITION OVER - Win a chance to come to the William Heads to Hollywood launch!


Why not enter our Pictura colouring competition instead?

We've three pairs of tickets for you and your child to attend the exclusive launch of Helen Hancocks' new book, William Heads to Hollywood, to give away! One lucky winner will also win a signed copy of William Heads to Hollywood.

As a sequel to the hit picture book William and the Missing Masterpiece, the latest adventure of the cat detective sees him travel to Hollywood to track down the thief of the Golden Cuckoo statuettes before the awards ceremony in two days!

The launch for the book is next week on Thursday 9th July at Book and Kitchen in west London and there will be cake, sugar mice, popcorn, a red carpet and plenty of ‘Golden Cuckoo awards’. Our winners will have the chance to come to the launch, meet Helen and have a photo with William (well his model at least!)

We've two ways you can enter this competition. You can like and share this Facebook post: Facebook Link (entrants must like our Facebook page to be eligible)

Alternatively, you can enter by retweeting this tweet (make sure you're following us too to be eligible): Twitter Link

Full terms and conditions can be found here: Terms

Good luck!