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Collections21st September 2017

Behind the scenes at No.1 Smithery

It’s a week to go until we unveil our latest exhibition at No.1 Smithery.

The team have been busy behind the scenes,  putting everything into place for the new exhibition –Michael Foreman, Painting with Rainbows – originated by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books’.

So what is this exhibition all about?

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-known and internationally acclaimed creators of books for children. A multi award winning author, he has been illustrating for children for over 50 years. With original artwork on show alongside playful props and costumes, Seven Stories’ exhibition, (supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle Council Fund, Anderson Press, Templar Publishing and Pavilion Books), explores Michael’s storytelling, and imagines a world without conflict, that cares for our environment and celebrates the importance of friendship.

The video below shows a behind the scenes approach, talking to Helen Brown – Exhibitions & Collections Officer here at CHDT and Sarah Mcglynn – Touring and Exhibitions Coordinator for Seven Stories.

Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax and watch the video below to discover what goes on here on creating a visitor experience like no other!

Find out more about the exhibition 

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