Where Your Wings Were… Journeys with David Almond

Opens Thursday 21st June 2018

Embark on a journey through Tyneside like never before, discovering how its landscapes, language and people inspired the magical stories of David Almond.

Delve into the writer’s dreamlike world where tales such as Skellig and My Dad’s a Birdman took root.

Bringing to life Almond’s archive, the exhibition at Seven Stories explores themes of love, loss and hope though characters real and imagined.

Meet angels and devils, question what it means to be human and experience the North East through the eyes of one of its most creative sons.

This exhibition is part of the Winged Tales of the North trail; both trail and exhibition are delivered as part of the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.  Great Exhibition of the North receives funding from a variety of sources including public and private sector. Visit the website for details www.GetNorth2018.com. #GetNorth2018

Exhibition supported by Hachette Children’s Group and Walker Books

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY EXHIBITION TOURS

 

11.30am Nest Makers Tour (for children aged 5 and under and their families) 

The Story Catchers are on a very special quest to stop an egg from hatching in the gallery - can you help them?

Gather feathers from around the exhibition to build a nice and warm nest for the egg to rest in, settle down for a comfy story time with our story catcher and afterwards, get creative whilst making your very own colourful nests or origami cranes.

An interactive and imaginative led-tour of exhibition 'Where Your Wings Were...Journeys with David Almond' exploring the themes of birds, wings and flight - ever-present in David Almond's writing.

Share your tour images with us on social media by tagging us in @7Stories 

Suitable for children aged 5 and under and their families.  Free with general admission.  Tours take place daily at 11.30am, meet outside the gallery on level 4 5 minutes beforehand.  Don't forget to  explore the Winged Tales of the North art trail in Ouseburn Valley after your visit - pick up a free trail map from the reception before you leave.  Delivered as part of The Great Exhibition of the North #GetNorth2018.

 

2pm Magpies Tour (for children aged 6+ and their families)

This summer, delve a little deeper into David's dreamlike world as a Story Catcher takes you on a magical journey through the exhibition 'Where Your Wings Were...Journeys with David Almond'.

Flock together to re-imagine murmurations, discover dancing feathers and allow your imaginations to soar as you collect words and pictures from the exhibition to create your very own stories and pictures.

A playful and interactive tour to bring Almond's writing to life and inspire children to imagine their own stories.  

Share your tour images with us on social media by tagging us in @7Stories 

Suitable for children aged 6+ and their families.  Free with general admission.  Tours take place daily at 2pm, meet outside the gallery on level 4 5 minutes beforehand.  Don't forget to  explore the Winged Tales of the North art trail in Ouseburn Valley after your visit - pick up a free trail map from the reception before you leave.  Delivered as part of The Great Exhibition of the North #GetNorth2018.