The third and final part in our Angelina Ballerina series, linked to the 'Twist and Tails - the Story of Angelina Ballerina' exhibition is this interview with Helen Craig.

Helen Craig showing Kris McKie, Seven Stories Archivist works from her Angelina Ballerina archive.
This interview was part of the Seven Stories Picturebooks in Progress project, which you can find out about elsewhere on this blog. It was conducted by Martin Salisbury, Professor of Illustration and Course Leader of the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. It details Helen's creative process, where the idea for the character's came from, and show's Helen discussing in her own words the journey of Angelina Ballerina.

If you would like to visit the exhibition, it will be on display from Saturday 19th July until April 2015 at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books. Click here to find out details about visiting the Centre.

If you'd like to find out more about the Helen Craig archive or would like to arrange a research visit to the Seven Stories Collection then
email:, phone: 01914952707 or visit:

Interested in other posts about Storylab Gallery at Seven Stories? Click here or here.

Angelina Ballerina books are now published by Puffin Books and are available for sale from the Seven Stories Bookshop.

To find out more about Martin Salisbury, and the Illustration course at Anglia Rusking, click here.