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Nick Butterworth the renowned illustrator and author of the much loved Percy the ParkKeeper series of childrens’ books will be visiting Castle Bromwich Historic Gardens in east Birmingham on August 16th 2023.

Over the last year, visitors – of all ages-  have been charmed by the trails, workshops and outdoor activities following the many adventures of the Percy the Park Keeper character.

As a culmination of the year we welcome the much loved and admired author and illustrator himself, Nick Butterworth.

Nick will be visiting for the whole day on Wednesday Aug 16th and will lead a number of bookable interactive sessions in our big stretch tent.

Visitors will hear all about how Percy came about, there will be demonstrations of his drawing (with a chance for people to join in) stories will be read by the man himself ,selfies taken and books signed…  It’s a must for all Percy fans- young and old.

This is a really rare outing to this part of the world for Nick, so we are really honoured and very excited. Fans (young and old) can reserve tickets for one of 5 sessions throughout the day

This will be a popular event, so fans are advised to get their tickets as soon as they can. Tickets can be purchased online here

About Nick Butterworth and the Percy Books

The first Percy book, One Snowy Night, although published over 30 years ago is a stalwart of the primary school curriculum and remains a firm favourite of both parents and children across the generations. Alongside Butterworth’s exquisite and magical illustrations, the gentle and caring character of Percy and his many wild animal friends continues to appeal to readers.

The Percy series now consists of eight main stories, supplemented by many other books focussing on the individual animal characters. Nick has sold over 20 million books worldwide, the stories were made into a animated series, voiced by Jim Broadbent in the 1990s.