Thai Author Flying In

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Award-winning author, Jane Vejjajiva from Thailand will be flying to the UK, with BA, to take part in the 'Reading Round the World' programme on 22 and 23 June supported by the British Airways Community Investment department.

Children from the Hounslow area will have the opportunity to take an imaginary trip to her homeland at The British Airways Community Learning Centre where they will have a multi-sensory experience of Thailand through Jane's novel The Happiness of Kati.

The 'Reading Round the World' project is the brainchild of Outside In (the UK organisation dedicated to promoting and exploring world literature), which is bringing a host of international authors and illustrators to the UK during 2009.

This is part of a programme of innovative, fun and highly interactive events that explore and celebrate books from all over the world, particularly children's books in translation. UK children rarely have access to books from other countries and the 'Reading Round the World,' programme not only introduces them to these international books and artists but also promotes cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

'Reading Round the World' is funded by the Arts Council of England, with partnership funding from the British Airways Community Investment Fund, Unwin Charitable Trust, Swedish Arts Council, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan Society and the Royal Embassy of Thailand.

Outside In was established in 2007 and 'Reading Round the World' is the organisation's first national project.

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