BOOKING IS NOW OPEN for Allan Ahlberg’s lecture,
JOHN WAYNE AND SIBELIUS
THE TRAIN HAS RAIN IN IT
or possibly eleven parts
with readings from
William Strunk, Jr.
The Guardian newspaper
The Shorter Oxford
The lecture will take place at 5.00pm on the 1st of September in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. After the lecture there will be a short wine reception.
Both lecture and reception are free.
To book your ticket please use the booking page. If you wish to book a second ticket please revisit the page and repeat the booking process. Once booked you will receive a confirmation email that includes your e-ticket. Print it out or download a mobile version, and take this with you to the lecture.
The lecture is funded by donations. If you would like to donate, you can do this when you book your ticket.
MUCH LOVED, best-selling, author, Allan Ahlberg, will give the Pearce lecture in 2016 on September 1st in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge.
Allan is author of more than a hundred books for children, translated into many languages, and winner of many awards, including two Greenaway prizes for Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman (with his late wife, Janet Ahlberg). Allan’s range is extraordinary and encompasses some of the best books ever produced for babies, and for older children. These include wonderful versions of fairy tales, brilliantly funny stories and fine collections of poetry.Always warm, inventive, creative, his output connects powerfully with young readers. We know his lecture will be a rare treat.
A quick update to remind all who follow us that seats are still available for Meg Rosoff’s lecture, Do Not Be Afraid To Be Afraid.
The lecture will take place at 5.00pm on the 10th of September in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. After the lecture there will be a short wine reception. Both lecture and reception are free, but are funded by donations. There will be a collection immediately after the lecture.
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Videos of most of the previous lectures can be found on this site (there are links to the right of this post, or use the about the lectures menu above)
Next year’s lecture will be given by Meg Rosoff on 10th September, 2015. See you there!
And we’re fully booked! We’re all really looking forward to hearing Frank’s talk.
In case anyone missed our earlier announcements, booking is now open for this year’s Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture is being given by Frank Cottrell Boyce. More information and a booking form can be found at the lecture website.
Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books is raising funds in order to buy Susan Einzig’s artwork for Tom’s Midnight Garden.
A number of Einzig’s iconic illustrations for Tom’s Midnight Garden are being sold next month in a Susan Einzig Memorial Exhibition at the Piers Feetham Gallery in London. Seven Stories are rapidly trying to raise funds to purchase at least three drawings.
The artwork is likely to attract a good deal of interest from private collectors, so a quick response is essential. The goal is to raise £5,000. All contributions, however large or small will make a difference.
Philippa was a great supporter of Seven Stories, donating a copy of her typescript for
the novel, and leaving a legacy in her will.
Visit www.sevenstories.org.uk in order to find out more and to donate.
In May this year Walker Books published Amy’s Three Best Things, a charming picture book written by Philippa Pearce and illustrated by Helen Craig. There’s a very interesting post at Gillian McClure’s blog which goes into some detail about Helen’s illustration process, and her love of drawing horses in general.