Michael Rosen is the final celebrity to take part in Z-arts Bear Hunt

Award winning author Michael Rosen is the latest celebrity to take part in the Z-arts Bear Hunt.

Michael joins five other celebrities who have invited the public to guess their bear hunt themed rhyme in order to win their teddy bear and VIP tickets to Michael’s brand-new exhibition Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things which opens to the public on the 17th September.

Audiences across Manchester were given clues to the bear’s owner through a photo with a rhyme and props, leading to hundreds of guesses across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Those who guessed correctly were entered into a prize draw, with the winners receiving tickets to the VIP launch of the interactive experience, Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things, on the 14th September – a new exhibition set to entertain children and families across Manchester and beyond.

Award winning author Michael Rosen says: “This exhibition is one of the most exciting things to have happened in my writing career. I am someone who has found a way of writing that is often about digging up stuff to do with my past and here it is made into a giant exhibition that families and schools will be able to explore. Just as exciting for me, as someone who works with children and students, is the idea that this exhibition will act as a springboard for children, teachers and parents to talk together about things that they remember or think up, and this, I hope, will turn into writing and performing new poems and stories. I am so looking forward to it.”

Michael will be in Manchester on Wednesday the 14th September to launch the brand-new interactive experience, alongside the Manchester Mayor and the Director of Education and Skills John Edwards.

Recently published research showed that children should be exposed to 60,000 words in the English language by the age of three, in Manchester, it’s about 20,000.Z-arts in partnership with the National Literacy campaign are aiming to raise literacy levels in schools and across Manchester’s families, by inspiring families to pick up a book through the brand-new exhibition.

Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things

14 September 2016

11:45 – 2.30pm – Press and VIP launch

2.30pm – 6pm – VIP Families and competition winners launch

Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things

17 September – 17 December 2016

Saturdays, 3.15pm

Ages 0-11

Tickets £7

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