Duration 1 hour
Suitable for ages 6+ and families
Go on an amazing journey with award-winning writer and illustrator Sue Cheung, as she discusses her life growing up in a Nottingham takeaway and how it inspired her books.
Sit back and be inspired as she takes us through the eyes of Jo Kwan from her young adult book Chinglish. Then head off the summer season on a roller coaster ride with the laugh out loud adventures of her children's book Maddy Yip’s guide to Life and Summer.
Sue Cheung will be interviewed by members of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Youth Panel.
This is part of a day of activities which includes Water Calligraphy and Postcards to China, plus the Creative Writing sessions – these are pre-bookable events.
CHINESE WRITE NOW FESTIVAL 2022
This event is part of the Chinese Write Now Festival taking place between Thursday 5 May – Sunday 31 July 2022 in London and Nottingham. Find out more here.
Sue Cheung, winner of the Diverse Book Award 2020: Young Adult Category, is a multi-award-winning British-Chinese author/illustrator. Born in the Midlands, to parents who ran a restaurant, she spent her early years devouring copies of Beano and Dandy and dreaming of creating her own comics one day. At the age of 16 she seized her chance to become an artist by winning a scholarship to the London College of Fashion through a competition in ‘Mizz’, a magazine for teenage girls. Later she ventured into advertising and worked her way up to Art Director. Sue now freelances as a designer from her home in Bournemouth, where she also writes and illustrates books, which are mostly funny, so in a roundabout way her dream came true!
For even more information about Sue visit suecheung.co.uk.
The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.
Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to wear a face covering if they can when inside our buildings.
Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.
We will refund tickets to anyone that tests positive or is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 as long as we’re notified at least two hours prior to an event start time.
Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.
The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.
We are able to accept both contactless and cash payments in our venues, though contactless payments are preferred.
Explore events and exhibitions at Lakeside
Take a look around our shop
See what tasty treats await you