UEA Live For Kids

Ben Garrod

Jack-Jack, A Dog In Africa


Ben Garrod is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at UEA. He broadcasts on TV and radio and is ambassador for key conservation organisations. His non-fiction series Extinct, The Story of Life on Earth, Ultimate Dinosaurs (8 titles) are published by Zephyr. Ben lives in Bristol.

In association with Norfolk Children's Book Centre


For the first time, UEA Live is offering a series of events for children. Professor Ben Garrod will be touring Norfolk to read from his exciting new book, Jack-Jack, A Dog In Africa.

Join the world’s coolest dog on his adventures – and you might even meet the inspiration behind the tale!

Perfect for children 7+ and all dog lovers!

Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis and the price includes a drink and snack.

Dates and venues:

  • Saturday 8th June | St. George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth
  • Sunday 9th June | The Corn Hall, Diss
  • Saturday 15th June | Sheringham Little Theatre
  • Sunday 16th June | The Forum, Norwich




“It’s the best job in the world when you get to write about your best mate. When he happens to be a snake-wrangling, chimp-wrestling, snack-loving dog, it doesn’t feel like work at all. I first met Jack-Jack while I was filming in West Africa and, in what can only be described as the ultimate human/animal bromance, we both decided he would come and live with me in the UK. We’ve been on so many adventures together, it just seemed right we’d share them with young readers too.”

Ben Garrod

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