With May Half-Term fast approaching, we're getting ready for a busy week of events and activities suitable for the whole family!

For children aged 6 and under we welcome picture book illustrator Steve Webb for a lively storytelling session packed with rhythm and rhyme in Tanka Tanka Skunk.  Later in the week little ones will enjoy meeting author Illustrator Katie Abey who will be introducing the wild world of We Wear Pants!  A fabulously funny book all about getting dressed…get ready for some storytelling and live drawing too!

Don’t forget that our brand new Early Years exhibition Time to Get Up is now open and getting great reviews from families.  Making the everyday exciting, by looking at how books shape understanding of daily routine, the exhibition is a multi-sensory adventure, full of wonderful stories, amazing artwork and lots of opportunities to get involved.   Don’t forget to pick up a sensory backpack filled with sensory props to help young ones explore the exhibition.

Meanwhile, older children will enjoy learning about Darwin’s world-changing theory of natural selection in How the Borks Became mid-week and meeting hilariously horrible Spangles McNasty (if your kids love Mr Gum then they’ll love this)!  It’s the final few weeks of Comics too so be quick to see the exhibition before it goes on its UK tour.

Finally we are getting ready for Great Exhibition of the North 2018!  Seven Stories will be unveiling a series of artworks as part of playful and imaginative street art trail Winged Tales of the North throughout the Ouseburn and we need your help. One of the artworks titled Exhausted Angel will display a series of bird boxes and we invite you to come in to make your own pigeon cree.  Workshops are free and there are only a handful of tickets left so be quick!

Happy half-term from everybody at Seven Stories!