*Coming Soon* Exhibitions Opening July 2015

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books will be closing for refurbishment on 20th April 2015. We are thrilled to be re-opening in July 2015 with three exciting new exhibitions for families to explore.

Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. Through the exhibition we will use Michael's books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful illustrations.

Families are invited to add to the ‘Tree of Hope’ with messages for the future; explore stories of war and peace through War Boy, War Game, The General and Ali Pasha, build and play in a multi-sensory environment inspired by Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish and One World, and be inspired by Michael’s creative process in his artist’s studio with his own personal artefacts.

Supported by Andersen Press, Templar Publishing and Pavilion Books.



Rhyme Around the World - A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

This lively & colourful exhibition invites families to step straight into their favourite nursery rhymes and discover new ones from around the world, exploring how stories, song and rhyme are shared across generations and continents. With sensory opportunities and beautiful and varied work by international illustrators, there’s something here for all the family.

Supported by Frances Lincoln Publishing and Siobhan Dowd Trust



A Bear Called Paddington (StoryLab Exhibition)

Grab your duffle coat and your marmalade sandwiches and discover how Michael Bond brought Paddington Bear to life. Packed with original illustrations and manuscripts from the series, this StoryLab exhibition explores the adventures of everyone’s favourite friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru.


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