Rowena Sommerville


Rowena Sommerville
is a writer, illustrator and poet. She specialises in children's books, and has written three: If I Were a Crocodile, The Martians Have Taken My Brother and Other Poems, and Don't Step on That Earwig.

Rowena is Director of TVA (Tees Valley Arts), a Middlesbrough-based participative arts organisation. Like Show Racism the Red Card, TVA specialises in educational work, "designing and delivering innovative programmes for students of all abilities". TVA also proudly works with asylum seekers and refugees.

In support of Show Racism the Red Card, Rowena said:

"I believe that the key vectors of peace, love and understanding are sport, culture, food and sex, and I’m happy to be a writer and singer supporting those aims, and contributing to the other areas where I can!"