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Toto the Ninja Cat

Dermot O’Leary and Nick East Chaired by Matthew Stadlen

Sunday, 29 March 2020

10:00am

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£10

One of Britain’s best-loved broadcasters Dermot O’Leary and illustrator Nick East talk about their Toto the Ninja Cat series of books aimed at young children. Find out how O’Leary was inspired to create Toto the Cat after he and his wife rescued two cats in Italy and realised that one of them, Toto, had ninja-like reactions despite being blind at birth. Hear O’Leary read from the book and watch and learn how East draws Toto.

O’Leary and East have written and illustrated three books in the series. The latest, Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastrophe, finds Toto on a trip to the world-famous music festival at Catstonbury. O’Leary is one of the UK’s best-known broadcasters as host of The X-Factor and of his own Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 show. East is a well-known children’s book illustrator. He has also worked on the Simon Sock books of Sue Hendra and Paul Linnett and on the Goodnight Princess and Goodnight Spaceman books of Michelle Robinson.

The event is chaired by LBC radio host Matthew Stadlen.

Age 6-9

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd