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Fighting Fantasy: You Are The Hero with Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone CBE is a fantasy author, entrepreneur and games legend best known for co-founding prominent games company Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy, a series of role-playing gamebooks, many of which he wrote.


Ian talks about the origins of the Fighting Fantasy series, how it has grown in popularity and how schools can embrace games as an effective tool for learning and creativity. Ian also discusses his writing process, including tips for young writers. This is a brilliant event for budding writers, readers and gamers alike.

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Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly Assurance has been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window). Through its support, The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour reaches an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of communities, from rural schools with as few as 8 pupils to 2,000 seat theatres. Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, which has been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products.You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).