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50 Years of Children's Books

  • May 4; 2019 to July 7; 2019
  • 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Featuring Work by Quentin Blake & John Yeoman

An exhibition celebrating illustrator Quentin Blake’s 50-year partnership with author John Yeoman, at the National Centre for Craft & Design.

Quentin Blake has created more books together with Yeoman than with any other author, including Roald Dahl. Blake first asked Yeoman to write a book for him to illustrate in 1960. The result – A Drink of Water – sparked an artistic relationship that has lasted for more than half a century. Their most recent book, All The Year Round, was published by Andersen Press.

In addition to illustrations from A Drink of Water and All the Year Round the exhibition  features artwork from a further 10 projects Blake and Yeoman have worked on together – from picture books and short novels for children to adaptations of classic folk tales.

The exhibition includes an inviting space for reading and creative activity where visitors can escape further into a magical world of imagination. A lively programme of storytelling, performance and workshops will run alongside the show, with something for all ages to enjoy.

Quentin Blake & John Yeoman: 50 Years of Children’s Books, touring from House of Illustration, is the first exhibition to celebrate the artist and author’s 50-year creative partnership and is curated by Blake himself.

The National Centre for Craft & Design works in partnership with artsNK, delivering diverse and high-quality arts experiences for visitors from across the UK, internationally and for the local community. It is managed and funded by North Kesteven District Council and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

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Saturday 4th May - Sunday 7th July

  • Open daily: 10am - 5pm.

Free entry and open to everyone.

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