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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Jamie Russell and National Videogame Museum

Applications for this event are now closed.

Apply now for this virtual event with author Jamie Russell and National Videogame Museum, perfect for gaming lovers in P6–S2.

Join author, screenwriter, film critic and gamer Jamie Russell for this lively event with National Videogame Museum (NVM) as they discuss everything about gaming: from its origins to its roots in society and what the future for gaming might be. There will also be a chance for pupils to ask Jamie and the team at NVM all their burning questions.

Jamie was only five years old when he first saw a Space Invaders arcade machine in action – and he was mesmerised. Jamie went on to become a film reviewer, editor, screenwriter and writer for gaming bible Edge Magazine before writing Skywake, his debut sci-fi adventure trilogy for the gaming generation.

The team at NVM will offer us a little retro videogame history crash course and tell us about their project Animal Crossing Diaries, a wonderful collection of stories showing how players around the world engaged with Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll also discuss wider representation for women in the videogames industry. NVM is a unique place where anyone from any background can play, explore and create videogames.

Live virtual events will go ahead with a limited schools audience. We'll then share a recording of the event on our website to watch on demand. Applications are open to anyone who wants to join live.

Find out more about Jamie Russell(this will open in a new window) and National Videogame Museum(this will open in a new window)

Applications for this event are now closed.

When: Tuesday 25 January 2022

Who: Primary and Secondary schools

Platform (digital event): Microsoft Teams

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P6–S2 (ages 10–14)

Deadline: Thursday 20 January, 12 noon

To take part in a digital event, please make sure you have access to:

1. Large screen with ability to receive video calls including speakers and microphone

2. High speed internet to accommodate video streaming

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)