Andrew Clover is one of the most popular Class Act acts. He’s a brilliant comic (been nominated for the Perrier Award), and he’s a great writer (best known for Dad Rules, his column in Sunday Times Style) and the kids recognise him from the telly (most recently he's been starring in My Almost Famous Family on BBC1). Andrew is a funny, warm-hearted, and infectious performer who is equally happy working with KS 1, 2 or 3. Passionate about getting children to use their imaginations, he performs an interactive show in which he tells The Seven Secrets of Storytelling. The sessions always climax in an extraordinary moment, where Andrew guides the children through a creative visualisation, and then they share what they saw. Yes... You might think this isn’t possible, but it’s never failed yet. One moment Andrew is in front of 400 children, making them laugh. The next he has got their eyes shut, while they all silently imagine being in the Forbidden Room fighting a villain. The next moment the kids have their hands up and they’re saying: “He had eyes on stalks like a snail, but he flew at me like a bat...” and Andrew's enthusing and everyone’s laughing.
Andrew has written several cartoons for children, including the BAFTA nominated Heavy Pockets. He has written a teen novel called Dirty Angels about a psychic boy who sees angels flying over the city (“An uplifting study of teenage redemption” 5 stars, the Book Bag). Andrew sells this to Year 6 and over for 5 pounds. Recently he’s been writing a detective story for primary schoolers. And he’s been performing in schools, theatres and festivals.
“Clover is hugely likeable with an infectious enthusiasm for conceiving and delivering stories’ **** (The List)”
“ I'd like to take all the stars other acts have thrown away, and give them to Andrew Clover for his talent and generosity, his intelligence and humour...”
5 stars Scotsman
“ Andrew was a great success - inspirational and full of energy and passion. His heart is in the right place and he has alot to give the children. He enthused the children, made them laugh, and my class loved his writing workshop. His acting is fantastic - a real strength in his performance. His faces, voices and impersonations were superb. But best of all, Andrew is a lovely guy -open, friendly and great! We'd definitely have him back! ”
Ed Pugh, All Farthing Primary School, Wandsworth
“ This morning my literacy lesson was lead by Rebecca and Emma who were mimicking you from attending your storytelling session yesterday. The rest of the class enjoyed every moment and what an impact you had for them to have remembered so much. Thank you for a fantastic afternoon. I spoke to the Head this morning about how fantastic you were and that we should get you back. How lucky your loved ones are to share their lives with such an amazing person. Oh and your comment in the book was very touching. As teachers we are regularly criticised and rarely praised.”
Palvi Raval, Oxford Community School
“ Thank you so much for providing such marvellous entertainment. The kids thought that you were wonderful.”
Jenny and Sandy at Ashford School Library
He's best known as the writer of Dad Rules, the wildly popular column that appears at the back of Sunday Times Style Magazine. This has been made into the bestselling book, Dad Rules, published by Penguin.
Andrew has also written Dirty Angels a fantasy book for teenagers
"genius" (Jocelyn Gee Etien);
"inspiring - my only problem is I didn't write it myself" (GP Taylor);
"an uplifting parable of redemption" (5 stars, the Book bag).
Half Day - £350
(2 x performances only)
Full day - £450
(2 x performances and creativity workshop)
+ travel/accommodation expenses as necessary