In a few short years, the National Lottery has helped Seven Stories become the UK’s National Centre for Children’s Books, based in the heart of some of Britain’s most disadvantaged communities in the North East. Seven Stories has received £660,000 in lottery funding from Arts Council England and £352,249 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Located in a seven-floor Victorian warehouse in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the centre welcomes over 70,000 visitors a year and attracts some of the biggest names in children’s literature to work with them to stage exhibitions and to take part in events.
Visitors to the centre now enjoy a year round programme of exhibitions, children's literature events and activities, performances, talks and workshops that bring to life the world of story and children’s books.
Seven Stories cares for the only collection in the world that tells the story of modern British children’s literature. This treasure trove includes original manuscripts and artwork by more than 100 authors and illustrators, including Judith Kerr, Enid Blyton, Philip Pullman, Kaye Webb and David Almond. The centre draws upon these special archives to create playful exhibitions, to inspire lively events, child-centred learning and offer a unique resource for teachers and researchers.
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- Only a handful of tickets remain for our Yoga Babies session on Thursday with Sheena Dempsey and a qualified Yoga i… t.co/NIPWRJE0Dg
- Two talks about comics at @7Stories this week by guest speaker Paul Gravett (who helped @NCLScienceComic editors an… t.co/R2OLAh2LtO
- Over the next few weeks we will be revealing Curious Festival 2018’s programme and you could be part of it! From ex… t.co/fl5n4eEdBg
- This weekend @7Stories will transform their magical Attic into a multi-sensory wonderland as they host an Access Ex… t.co/4zX2vQmrX2
- David Almond entrusts archive to @7Stories: t.co/g1MWYH1xsU