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Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. We select original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished work - to make our exhibitions, events and learning programmes.

Seven Stories is a registered charity and relies upon grants and voluntary donations.

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Events

*Author Event* Angelina Ballerina’s Big City Ballet with Katharine Holabird

28/09/14

Enjoy a brand-new Angelina story with author Katharine Holabird.

Baby Blop!

02/10/14

Experiment and explore with paints and colours in an event designed to encourage creative play.

Story Time!

01/09 - 30/09/14

Everyone enjoys a good story!

Angelina Ballerina Story Time

02/09 - 30/09/14

Perfect your pirouette and enjoy a story in our Angelina Ballerina exhibition

Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference

05/09/14

A conference to celebrate Diana Wynne Jones who was one of the most outstanding 20th-century writers of British children’s fantasy.

50% off for Great North Runners

06/09 - 07/09/14

Are you or a family member running in the Great North Run or Junior Great North Run this year?

Howl's Moving Castle at Tyneside Cinema

07/09/14

A special Book Club screening of Studio Ghibli's adaptation of fantasty writer Diana Wynne Jone's classic tale.

Little Story Explorers

08/09/14

Join our Little Story Explorers for fun-filled session in our Enid Blyton exhibition

Roald Dahl Day

13/09/14

“In the hole lived Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox and their four small Foxes…”

Mini Illustrators

13/09 - 14/09/14

Dip your toe in the world of illustration and explore highlights of our Collection

Back to School Party @ Warehouse 34, Hoults Yard

13/09/14

Join us for school dinner at the start of the new school year! 18+

Heritage Open Day - FREE ENTRY

14/09/14

As part of Heritage Open Days 2014 we are opening our doors for free all day! Explore our exhibitions, join in with storytelling, craft activities and more all day.

Baby Boogie Woogie

16/09/14

Go on a musical story adventure and get down with a good old baby boogie woogie!

Bookworm Babies

16/09/14

Join us at Bookworm Babies for imaginative, exploratory play with books for babies up to 18months.

Good Ideas with Michael Rosen *SOLD OUT*

18/09/14

Join Michael Rosen as he discusses how to be your child’s (and your own) best teacher as he launches his new book Good Ideas.

**Seven Stories will close early**

24/09/14

Seven Stories will close early at 1pm today for full staff training

Herve Tullet Artist in Residence

27/09/14

We are thrilled to welcome renowned illustrator Hervé Tullet as our first Artist in Residence this season.

Mix it Up!

27/09 - 02/11/14

Craft activities inspired by Herve Tullet's stunning picture books

Baby Boogie Woogie

07/10/14

Go on a musical story adventure and get down with a good old baby boogie woogie!

*Author Event* Frank Einstein with Jon Scieszka

09/10/14

Frank Einstein is ALIVE!

Star Wars Weekend

11/10 - 12/10/14

Grab your lightsaber and travel to a galaxy far, far away to discover Star Wars at Seven Stories this weekend.

The Science of Star Wars with Mark Brake & Jon Chase

11/10/14

In a galaxy far, far away two scientists will probe the fantastic frontier between movie magic and cutting-edge science.

Star Wars Workshop with Jake Steel

12/10/14

Not so long ago, in a studio not too far away…

This Event is Gay with James Dawson

14/10/14

Following on from his brilliant non fiction guide to puberty, Being a Boy, James Dawson is back with his guide for the LGBT youth, This Book is Gay!

The Worst Princess Theatre Show

25/10/14

In a lonely tower, Princess Sue waits to be rescued; she just wishes her loyal prince would move his royal bum.

Room on the Broom Story Time Spooktacular

26/10 - 02/11/14

Meet our resident witch and enjoy a Halloween themed story time spooktacular.

Exhibitions

Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen

From 05/04/2014

This exciting new exhibition showcases innovative and influential film and television adaptations inspired by children's books

Twists and Tails - the Story of Angelina Ballerina

From 19/07/2014

Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the world of Angelina Ballerina.