New Media Arts Children

101 Dishes For The Emperor

Artist(s): Author Soni Zuberi Shah Illustrator Fatima Zahra Hassan
Running Time: Wednesday 1 - Sunday 26 June, 12:30 - 9.30pm
Price: FREE
Certificate: 4+ years and their families

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

About this event

A children’s illustrated story inspired by a true story of sharing, community and food.

Illustrated in a unique style that mixes contemporary and traditional Mughal miniature painting.

Food-loving Anwar lives with his mum, Paro, in a humble village in India.

One day, the Great Emperor and his caravan of people are passing by.

What happens when Anwar dares to invite the mighty Emperor to dinner - and accidentally all his followers too?

No matter how frantically Paro chops more onions, mixes more spices and pours more water into her dal, it JUST isn’t enough…

Can Anwar save the day?

Plus, story text in English, Urdu, Bengali and Hindi. Also, audio story in English using QR code on each painting.

Photo credit on all images copyright Soni Zuberi Shah/Fatima Zahra Hassan

Join us for the 101 Dishes For Emperor Children's Picture Book Launch and Art Show on Saturday 11 June, 4-7pm. At this free event, you will be able to meet the author Soni Zuberi Shah and illustrator, Dr Fatima Zahra Hasan get your booked signed and watch them demonstrate drawing pictures from the book.

You can find out more about the book on

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.


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