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Special/Author Events


Regular Events

Unfortunately, our regular events in the shop are currently postponed until further notice, apart from our Storytime/Folktale Friday sessions, which you can find on our youtube channel!

Comics Club fans can download free worksheets from our Resources page. We have had some wonderful completed worksheets emailed to us. Every single one gets written feedback and is offered a place in our Comics Club Gallery.

The Alligator's Storytime

Tues 11am, recommeded 2+ years

Live from The Alligator's Mouth youtube channel!

We'll be selling books for the events at Richmond Literature Festival and we have signed stock by Onjali Q. Rauf, Alice Oseman and Lauren James in the shop!


Richmond Literature Festival this year features a series of socially distanced events at venues across Richmond and Twickenham as well as online events. The lineup is a fantastic mix of authors from early years to young adult. 

2020 children's programme
1 Nov: Drag Queen Storytime, Orleans House Gallery
7 Nov: Early Years Storytime with Benji Davies & Viola Wang, Orleans House Gallery
8 Nov: Alice Oseman in conversation with Lauren James, online
14 Nov: Onjali Q. Rauf reading and talk, online
15 Nov: Dan Freedman, reading and talk, Richmond Library Annexe
21 Nov: Julia Gray in conversation with Timandra Harkness, Orleans House Gallery

  All storytimes are themed, featuring a choice selection of picture books and often a poem or song. Check our youtube channel for new uploads!

Folktale Friday
Certain Fridays 3:45pm, 
suggested all ages 4+yrs

On The Alligator's Mouth youtube channel!

  Alligator’s Mouth staff read classic folktales from across the world, mixing well-known legends with hidden gems. Each Folktale Friday has a different theme (Fairies, The Moon, Trolls...) This works well as a family event and discussion following the stories is welcome. Check our youtube channel for new uploads!

Comics Club

Next: TBC

8-12yrs, £10 (£5 of which redeemable against any book), RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

  Comics fans unite for our monthly Comics Club! These sessions are very popular so RSVP and pre-payment is essential. To get the quickest updates on new Comics Club dates, make sure you're signed up to the Comics Club segment of our mailing list (you can do this using the form at the top of this page).

  Whilst we are unable to hold Comics Club in the shop, check our Resources page for fun comics club worksheets. You're welcome to send completed ones in to us for some feedback from Mark.

Inside Story Club

Next: TBC
8-12yrs, £5 per child (redeemable against any book) 
RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

  The Inside Story Club is a book club with a difference! Whether you've read the book or not, we'll dive in together, journeying inside the world of the book with specially designed creative writing and drawing activities.

  Inside Story Club will be restarting soon, keep an eye on here and in the shop for details!

The Alligator's Mouth

2a Church Court, Richmond TW9 1JL

Email: info@thealligatorsmouth.co.uk Tel: 020 8948 6775

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