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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.

Our seventh year exceeded all expectations, bringing with it a generous sprinkling of magic. Download our Annual Review here and see what your generosity helped us to achieve.

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

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Events

Bookworm Babies

22/04/14

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

Easter Holiday Storytelling and Craft

18/04 - 20/04/14

We are very excited to launch Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen this Easter!

Mixed - Up Fairy Tale Performance

18/04 - 21/04/14

Wander into the wood with the White Rabbit and meet some traditional characters doing some very un-traditional things!

Seven Stories is Closed

20/04/14

Seven Stories is closed today for Easter Sunday

Baby Boogie Woogie

25/04/14

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

Puffin Peter with Petr Horacek

26/04/14

Flap your wings and fly down to Seven Stories for this heart-warming event

Illustration Master Class with Petr Horacek

27/04/14

Join the award-winning illustrator of Silly Suzy Goose for an exclusive Illustration Master Class

What is Picture Books in Progress?

01/05/14

Discover how our new StoryLab Gallery was created

Horrible Science Comic Book Workshop with Tony De Saulles

03/05/14

Create some scientifically horrible and hilarious stories

Moving Stories First Look Tours

11/05/14

These special tours show the rare treasures from our new exhibition, 'Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen'

The Late Shows 2014

16/05 - 17/05/14

Seven Stories needs your help - our characters have leapt off the page and taken over the centre!

Seven Stories CLOSED from 1pm

21/05/14

Seven Stories will be closing at 1pm today while we take delivery of our new exhibition!

May Half Term

24/05 - 01/06/14

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice, The White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter

The Lost Gods with Francesca Simon

24/05/14

Meet Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series.

How to Draw a Jabberwocky Workshop

25/05/14

Have you always wanted to know how to draw a Jabberwocky?

Floppy Ears and Cotton Tails StoryParty

26/05/14

We are going hopping mad this May Half Term!

The Ice Book

27/05/14

An intimate and immersive animation experience

Alice in Wonderland Pop Up Film School

29/05/14

Make your own short movie version of Alice in Wonderland

Wonderland Workshops

30/05/14

Work as a family to create your own Alice in Wonderland Scene.

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.

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