16 GruffaHOG

With the author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, being a regular contributor to the Haslemere Festival as well as the sister-in-law of Festival Chairman, Hamish Donaldson, it was an inspired idea to seek her permission to commission a GruffaHOG in honour of her creation.

The challenge was enthusiastically accepted by the wonderful and talented Steve Grigsby who together with Students of Stepping Stones School created this amazing interpretation.

Devotees of the Gruffalo will appreciate the inclusion of the mouse and anyone who doesn't understand, should either read the books or ask a younger member of the family.

Haslemere Festival
Steve Grigsby And School Students

Steve is Head of Art at Stepping Stones School and together with Students, he accepted the challenge to link the school with a new West End Show (opening 1st March) with Amanda Holden in the lead. The chosen design reflects the livery images for the show and the cast have agreed to sign this Hog. Amanda's surname only needed one letter change to make it fit the theme - we hope she won't mind!!!