Arts & Culture
Jordan Stephens & Beth Suzanna: The Missing Piece
- 12:00 pm
26 October 2022
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall | £10 Adult, £7.50 Child
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Take part in an interactive storytelling adventure, led by the writer and illustrator of the heart-warming new children’s book The Missing Piece.
Sunny loves jigsaw puzzles – the bigger the better. When she completes one, she gets a warm, happy honey bee buzz.
One day, her Gran gives her a ONE-THOUSAND-PIECE puzzle. Piece after piece, all by herself, she puts together the picture, until … DISASTER!
The final piece is missing. Sunny may be small, but she is very determined – so she sets off to find it.
As the day whizzes by in a whirl of new places and friends, Sunny discovers that looking for something is every bit as finding it, and that perhaps the missing piece was
there all along…
This heartfelt, warm, and wise story celebrates the power of family bonds, the joy of making new friends, and the importance of finding what makes you feel whole.
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Jordan Stephens is a writer, campaigner and performer best known for being one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks, achieving fame at only 19. Jordan is passionate about books and reading. The Missing Piece is his first picture book.
Having been publicly open about his own struggles surrounding mental health, Jordan has also been very active in creating awareness around the stigma attached to it and helping young people to open up about how they feel. His mental-health campaign #IAMWHOLE reached over 120 million people online and made enough of an impact to be mentioned in the Houses of Parliament.
Beth Suzanna is a Bristol-based illustrator and designer with a love of bold colour and shape. She’s an advocate for diverse representation, and her work often comments on recurrent issues in modern society. The Missing Piece is her first picture book.
The Missing Piece is out on 18th August 2022 on Bloomsbury hardback.