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Quentin Blake: Inside Stories – Past Exhibition

Until 17 Dec 2017, Tue - Fri 11am – 4pm Weekends - 11am - 5pm

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Quentin Blake: Inside Stories celebrates the work of one of the world’s most important and best-loved illustrators and offers a unique insight into some of his most characteristic and popular creations.

Enjoy the wonderful creations of one of the world’s most important and best loved illustrators. Quentin Blake: Inside Stories offers a unique insight into some of Quentin Blake’s best known and popular creations.

Blake himself introduces illustrations for his own books and collaborations with other writers, bringing together rough drawings and finished artwork to demonstrate how his ideas evolved into unforgettable illustrations and bestselling books.

Featuring a huge range of his witty illustrated characters including Roald Dahl’s books such as The Twits, BFG and Matilda to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams, or Michael Rosen’s Sad Book this exhibition includes over 140 original works, many never seen before outside Blake’s studio, as well as some of his artists tools.

Blake’s candid personal commentary and extensive selection of works make this his most intimate and revealing exhibition to date.

FREE entry for Members

School groups: Explore how illustrators Quentin Blake and Jackie Morris (The Lost Words), bring works of literature to life. The learning programme includes a tour of both exhibitions with a member of the learning team exploring character development and the link between descriptive writing and visual imagery followed by a series of activities to develop literacy, creativity and drawing skills.

Find out more about our primary and secondary programmes.

‘Quentin Blake: Inside Stories’ is a touring exhibition from the House of Illustration

Illustration © Quentin Blake


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2018 Admission Prices

Family tickets include two adults and up to four children.
Concessions* get £1 off full price tickets.
*Over 60s, students and unwaged


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