Location and Opening Times
DH Lawrence Pavilion
Lakeside Arts Centre
Box Office : 0115 846 7777
Tuesday to Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 4pm
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A series of talks and events will be held to accompany the exhibition. Places are limited so please book your tickets with the Box Office on 0115 8467777. See the exhibition page at Lakeside Arts Centre for further details.
Visual Arts Studio
Storyboarding Picture Books
Wednesday 9 May, 9am - 1pm
£20 (£10 concessions)
For ages 16+
Author-illustrator Carol Adlam will take you through the building blocks of creating a picture book for children, focusing on storyboarding and producing thumbnail layouts for your work. Please come to the workshop with an idea for a picture book, written down in no more than 100 words.
From Pirates to Porcupines: Creating Magical Children's Book Characters
Saturday 4 August, 10am - 1pm
£6 (accompanying adult free)
For ages 5-9
Join us for a celebration of the magical characters that inhabit children's illustrated books in a fun workshop aimed at children and families. We want you to create something funny and perhaps even a little bit scary. Working with two published author/illustrators, Sarah McConnell and Maelle Daub, you will create your own illustrated sequence in a fun imaginative session for everyone.
All talks are 1 - 2 pm and are free to attend
The Uses of Fairy Tales: Enchanting Ideologies and Radical Transformations
Thursday 10 May
Rachel Palfreyman, Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, discusses how fairy tales have been interpreted, ranging from their exploitation for political purposes to Bettelheim's orthodox and much-criticised Freudian approach - and how readers brush ideology aside to return to the stories again and again.
Invisible Storytellers: Cinderella, Pinochio and the remarkable role of translators in the history of British children's literature
Thursday 5 July
When we see a child enjoy the stories of Cinderella and Pinochio, or engrossed in an Asterix album, it is easy to forget the role of a translator in producing English versions of these tales. Gillian Lathey, Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton London, will introduce some of these invisible storytellers and pay homage to their neglected craft.
Child Readers and Their Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Thursday 26 July
Colin Heywood, Emeritus Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham, focuses on the society and culture in which children were raised in the 19th century. This talk will cover the massive increase in the quantity and quality of literature written specifically for children in 19th century Britain, which included a shift in content, from heavily didactic works to those concerned above all with giving pleasure to their readers. It will also analyse the underlying forces at work, notably the growing interest in childhood and education, and the achievement of near-universal literacy.
The Company of Wolves (Cert 18)
Wednesday 13 June, 7.30pm
1 hour and 35 minutes
£5 (£3 concessions)
A horror-fantasy film based on the werewolf story of the same name in Angela Carter's 1979 short story collection The Bloody Chamber. In her sleep, teenager Rosaleen (Sarah Patterson) disobeys the lesson her grandmother (Angela Lansbury) teaches her to never trust strangers, and in doing so rewrites the ending of 'Little Red Riding Hood'.
With an introduction by local performance poet Andrew Graves.