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Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate? Embark on a magical and interactive journey through The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and discover the secrets of a writer beloved by gazillions of children. Learn about Roald Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories. The tour features unique items from the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre archives. Plus there are interactive…Find out more »
DISPLAY: In 1916 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) engaged a prolific commercial artist, Ernest Aris (1882-1963), to illustrate her story, 'The Oakmen'. She sent Aris a set of pencil designs for the illustrations, with instructions for colour and composition, but concealed both the story and her own identity. Potter was forced to abandon the story over doubts about its originality and the book was never published. This display features drawings and correspondence relating to the 'The Oakmen', as well as several recently…Find out more »
Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators. Come and see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. Discover how Lewis Carroll’s story has been re-imagined, re-interpreted and re-illustrated over the last 150 years with newly commissioned articles, a…Find out more »
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn. The anthology, which will be available at the…Find out more »
'Poetry is the great adventure of the young’ (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate) Hear the 2016 winners of one of the most exciting literary prizes for young people. The Young Romantics Prize was launched in 2014 by Dame Carol Ann Duffy with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association. On 16 June 1816, Mary Shelley conceived the idea for her extraordinary novel, Frankenstein. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of this literary milestone, the 2016 prize invites submissions of poems and short stories exploring…Find out more »
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