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Rastamouse author Michael De Souza brings his rodent to life for families in South Kilburn

PUBLISHED: 13:53 05 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:53 05 November 2018

Children at an event in Kilburn entertained Rastamouse author Michael De Sousa Picture: Huw Evans

Children at an event in Kilburn entertained Rastamouse author Michael De Sousa Picture: Huw Evans

Huw Evans

Children in South Kilburn engaged in interactive fun after an author dropped by to bring his legendary crime busting rodent to life.

Rastamouse author Michael De Sousa at an event in Kilburn  Picture: Huw EvansRastamouse author Michael De Sousa at an event in Kilburn Picture: Huw Evans

Michael De Souza read from his Rastamouse books at an event at Kilburn Quarter, in Cambridge Road, on October 25.

His books feature a crime fighting mouse and his reggae band ‘Da Easy Crew’ which were made into a BBC show.

An African drumming teacher was also on hand to bash out a few musical numbers and offer drumming lessons to the children.

Mr De Souza said: “There was a good range of ages between those who participated. The children were very attentive and said how much they enjoyed the sessions. They felt encouraged to write themselves.”

Rastamouse author Michael De Sousa at an event in Kilburn  Picture: Huw EvansRastamouse author Michael De Sousa at an event in Kilburn Picture: Huw Evans

The event was organised by Network Homes housing association. Executive director Jon Dawson, said: “Events such as these enable us to give something back to the diverse communities we serve.”

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