The revamped building will continue to celebrate how books are made, where ideas come from and how we can share stories with one another. We were invited to take a look around last week and enjoyed a whistle stop tour when school closed early on Friday. I can't wait to share some of the magic with you today, however please remember this is just a small part of what the centre offers, head over to The Seven Stories website for lots more information and advice about what's on.
Level 4 - Sebastian Walker Gallery and Story Station
Painting with Rainbows
This gallery is very sweet and thought provoking. Michael Foreman's story telling and illustrations imagine a world without conflict and the importance of friendship and looking after our environment. Children are invited to explore these issues with chalk boards, dressing up, imaginative play and of course stories. Look out for the friendship boxes and search for the hidden mice as you walk around too.
Level 5 - Robert Westall Gallery
Rhyme Around the World
Many of our children's favourite nursery rhymes and new rhymes are brought to life in this colourful and timeless exhibition. Lots and lots to touch, experience, read and imagine.
Level 6 - The Gillian Dickinson Gallery
A Bear Called Paddington
Who doesn't love Paddington Bear? I have a secret soft spot for him and could easily spend a good few hours in the space reading everything there is to know about the world's most famous bear.
Level 7 - The Attic
The attic has been transformed into the streets of Diagon Alley and was definitely our 8 year olds favourite place to hang out. We loved the opportunity to dress up as our favourite Potter characters.
Cafe, Bookshop, Studio, Word Lab & Daily Events
We didn't get a chance to visit the cafe, bookshop, studio and word lab but I bet they are as stunning as the rest of the building. Seven Stories run a series of daily events which are included in admission and will help you to get the most out of your day:-
- 11am - Shh! Shelby has a plan - story catching and performance in the Attic
- 12:30pm - Story Time in the Attic
- 2pm - Shh! Shelby has a plan - story catching and performance in the Attic
- 3:30pm - Story Time in the picture book area in the Bookshop
There is always a lot going on at Seven Stories, I would highly recommend joining their mailing list via The Seven Stories website. You can check opening times and admission prices here too.
Cheers to Seven Stories - here's to the future!