The Enduring Allure of the Moomins
DATE / TIME
5 Nov, Sun
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House, Living Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT
This session is in English
The Moomins, white roundish trolls with large snouts created by writer and artist Tove Jansson, have taken the world by storm since their first story in 1945. Philip Ardagh, author of The World of Moominvalley, the first official ‘guide’ to these beloved creatures, speaks with Sophia Jansson and Roleff Kråkström of Moomin Characters Ltd. They will talk about Tove Jansson and the magical universe she created, ponder why these roundish trolls matter to millions 70 years on, and discuss what it takes to keep the brand alive.
This event is targeted at adults.
Philip Ardagh is the author of series such as The Grunts, Grubtown Tales, and National Trust: The Secret Diary of... The author of over 100 books, he won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size 16 feet, Philip is an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world.Philip Ardagh is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Sophia Jansson is the niece of Tove Jansson, the Finnish-Swedish writer who achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomins, a family of white and roundish trolls with large snouts. Sophia is the Chairman of the Board and Creative Director at Moomin Characters Ltd.
Roleff Kråkström is the managing director of Moomin Characters Ltd. The company owns the rights and licenses original artwork of the Moomins, a family of white and roundish trolls with large snouts created by Tove Jansson, the Finnish-Swedish writer and artist.