An evening with Konnie Huq and Cookie

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Thursday 10 October

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Credit: Konnie Huq
  • Type

  • Audience

    Ages 7+

  • Speakers

    • Konnie Huq


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Get ready to meet Cookie Haque – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world! Join author, broadcaster and beloved former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq as she introduces you to Cookie and her adventures in the first of a sparkling new 7-12 yr old series. With live draw-alongs, brain-busting quizzes and games galore – prepare for non-stop comedy fun.

To help bring the science in the book to life, the Ri's award-winning science presenter extraordinaire Jemma Naumann will be joining Konnie onstage. Jemma will perform some of Cookie's favourite science experiments and will be using a fair few volunteers from the audience to do so!

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

When I was growing up, I always felt a bit like I didn’t quite fit in, a feeling that perhaps still lingers in the background to this very day! I was the small brown girl in the big white suburb. I liked science and maths but liked drama too, and, boy . . . does Cookie like a bit of drama!!?! My parents wanted me to be a doctor but I had other plans . . . I would often find myself in situations, wondering how on Earth did this happen? Getting no answers right on a TV quiz show, falling off a zip wire on the Royal Marines training course, pretending my cardigan was a cat – these are all things that happened to me and now they happen to Cookie too.

As a children’s TV presenter for over a decade and now a mother of two young children, writing these books is very close to my heart. It’s so important to get kids enthused at a young age not only with reading but also a good sense of humour and even a touch of the anarchic. The Cookie books do all this, while telling a real, relatable story about growing up, friendship and staying true to yourself. Plus, I’ve thrown in a bit of STEM learning – geeky habits die hard . . .


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.


The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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