Ros Asquith has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people.
She answered only to the name of Jim until she was five and believed herself to be an Apache brave until she was nine.
Her first job, aged 17, was illustrating Greek Myths for an American audio visual company. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher before becoming theatre critic for Time Out magazine, Co-Theatre Editor of CITY LIMITS, deputy Theatre critic of the OBSERVER and diary writer for TV TIMES.
She has painted murals in several countries and many children’s bedrooms, cuddled a wolf and caught an escaped tarantula.
Ros has two sons and lives in North London with a jazz critic.
Space, Chocolate Factory 2
4 Coburg Road
Wood Green, London
The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.
The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.
What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.