No Wallflowers Here! Behind the Scenes at The Official Book Launch of Fiona Woodcock’s debut; Hiding Heidi
We celebrated with our esteemed colleagues from Simon and Schuster on Tuesday evening at the official book launch of Hiding Heidi — the debut author/illustrated picture book by Bright artist, Fiona Woodcock.
New Designers 2016 - The exhibition for emerging design
Part 1: 29 June – 02 July (Awards Preview 29 June)
Part 2: 06 -09 July (Awards Preview 06 July)
SAA Member Agents
The SAA is a group of like-minded Agents who collectively represent nearly 1000 World Class illustrators. We believe in promoting the use of quality illustration and nurturing new illustration talent through our educational programme and this year we are very proud to offer The SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers Part 2.
Straight off a flight from Toulouse , Will made it in time for the Press Launch of his collaboration with Henry Holland for Debenhams on Saturday.
On Sunday 18th October we had a super noisy, bear themed Storytime Sunday hosted by the fabulous David Litchfield, who’s recently celebrated the release of his beautiful, debut author-illustrated book, The Bear and The Piano (Frances Lincoln).
21st July, Bright and Puffin Books hosted a swashbuckling soirée to launch Fred Blunt’s debut author/illustrated picture book Captain Falsebeard in a Very Fishy Tale, aboard the 16th Century galleon, The Golden Hinde.
On 29th July, Marks and Spencer launched a city wide campaign to encourage local communities to make a real difference. Bright (initiated by Bright Educational) took part in one of the twenty-four projects across London and teamed up with local school, Beyond Autism, to design and create a giant mural to brighten the school playground and raise awareness of the small but thriving organisation. 22 year old Bright Artist Lucy Fleming lead the creative team of volunteers and received a warm welcome from the school’s patrons, actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West.
Flavio Melchiorre (A.K.A IDRO51) has transformed another wall with his iconic ‘hypnotic art’. The wall in Lentella, Italy measures a whopping 6x2.5 metres and was created as part of the NatureArte Festival which celebrates outdoor painting and sculptures.
Flavio’s work, named ‘Listen Your Nature’ has since been noticed by many street art websites, including Global Street Art.
The Bath Children’s Literature Festival was founded in 2007 by Gill and John McLay and has continued to be a strong presence in the literature world, currently maintaining the title of largest dedicated children’s book festival in the UK. This year, select Bright artists have been invited to get involved with the 2015 promotional marketing & fundraising for the event.
The ethos of the festival is, and always has been, to entertain children, and to enthuse them about reading:
‘We aim to create a friendly, family atmosphere in which young book fans can come along to Festival events and meet their favourite authors and book characters…Signing queues after some events are legendary and can last up to three hours for the biggest names.’
Each year an illustrator has drawn a Red Chair and produced a physical piece of artwork which has been used in promotion & marketing for the festival – previous artists include globally renowned Chris Riddell (2015 Children’s Laureate), Emily Gravett, Tony Ross, David McKee & Axel Sheffler, to name a few.
This year, the festival is staging a spectacular art auction to support the event and a handful of professional illustrators have been asked to donate their own interpretation of the Festival’s Red Chair, including characters from their own publishing careers. Benji Davies, Yasmeen Ismail, Gabriel Alborozo & Fred Blunt were amongst the chosen few to design their own Red Chairs for the auction – which will be exhibited in art shops & galleries throughout Bath in in the run-up to the auction.
Bath Children’s Literature Festival is running from Friday 25th September to Sunday 4th October 2015
SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED