It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Step into Christmas at Seven Stories this festive season and enjoy a range of magical events that will get the whole family into the Christmas spirit.

Visit Santa’s Grotto and meet Father Christmas this winter. Listen to stories, meet a real Christmas Elf and receive a gift from Santa himself. Explore the rest of Seven Stories to discover Ellen Giggenbach’s beautiful new Papercraft Christmas book and create your own stunning decorations and festive cards for all your family and friends. Write your letter to Father Christmas and pop it in the post box for first class delivery to the North Pole.

It’s Christmas in Chipping Cheddar and Angelina Ballerina and her friends are getting ready for the Christmas show. Don your tutu and pirouette to Seven Stories to listen to a magical Christmas story in their stunning new Twists and Tails exhibition. Make your own mouse ears and play Christmas games inspired by Angelina’s adventures.

Do you want to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas but don’t know where to start? Seven Stories are here to help! Browse the well-stocked shelves of the Seven Stories Bookshop between 5pm – 9pm on Thursday 11 December. Get swept up in the Christmas spirit as the knowledgeable bookshop team help you to make the holidays stress free this year.

The fun doesn’t end after Christmas. For the first time in forever enjoy a special sing-a-long screening of Frozen at Seven Stories. Get ready to sing and dance along to this blockbuster Disney classic with Elsa and Ana. Do you want to build a snowman? Whether it is snowing or not you can make your own snowman to take home and join in with Frozen themed face painting before the film. Come dressed in your best royal finery and enjoy popcorn, drinks and snacks. 

Over the Hills and Far Away is the perfect edition to anyone’s Christmas stocking this year. This stunning collection compiles 150 rhymes from countries all over the English-speaking world, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa and the Caribbean compiled by Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill. This comprehensive collection contains all the best-loved nursery rhymes, but also some new discoveries, and vibrant rhymes from Native American, First Nation, Inuit and Maori cultures.

Each double-page spread is illustrated by a different artist, who has donated his or her work to the Collection or Archive at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books. With 76 featured artists, this is a star-studded roll call of international award-winners and world-class bestselling illustrators, as well as young emerging talent from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Ghana and South Africa. All royalties from the sales of Over the Hills and Far Away will be donated to Seven Stories. All the money we raise is used to save, celebrate and share the wonderful world of children’s books.

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