Create your own Pop-up Tower Bridge

September 23, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Create your own pop-up Tower Bridge card for Thames Festival with John O’Leary.

This hands-on family workshop is an opportunity to acquire new skills in pop-up design, craft-making and illustration. Learn basic pop-up mechanisms and how to develop them into more complex designs, all in easy-to-follow steps.

The workshop is free and all materials are supplied – just bring your creativity!


Suitable children of all ages and their parents and carers.

John O’Leary is a popular author, illustrator and paper engineer whose books have a particular emphasis on discovery, game play and illusion. He has used his skills as a paper engineer to create giant pop-ups for theatre, art trails and art residencies. He is a regular visitor to schools, museums, libraries and other venues where he delivers talks and runs workshops in pop-up design, illustration and literacy.

John has had twelve children’s books published, all of which have been translated into many languages.

Presented by Team London Bridge as part of its programme for Totally Thames.