A ‘ROARRRsome’ Storytime Sunday with Julia Patton

Julia Patton Storytime Collage

 

On Sunday 15th November we hosted the very first Storytime Sunday at The Bright Emporium with the amazing Julia Patton! Julia’s latest artistic adventure, The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex (Fat Fox) is a collaborative story written by celebrities to raise money forBBC’s Children in Need.

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Our noisiest Storytime Sunday yet, with David Litchfield!

David - bear and pianoOn 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).

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Good news all round from The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference 2015

 

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2015 was a record-breaking year in growth and turnover. Last year the numbers were the best since Neilson reports began. The Bookseller Children’s Conference took place on Tuesday 29th September; with Bright opening our first exhibition, ‘Where The Story Began’;

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Fred Blunt launches Captain Falsebeard aboard The Golden Hinde!

Captain Falsebeard - The Golden Hinde

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.

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#SparkSomethingGood – Lucy Fleming Mural for M&S Initiative

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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.

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Accompany Benji Davies on an Adventure to Grandad’s Island

I defy you not to be touched by this book

- Elisa Offord, Marketing & Publicity Director, Simon & Schuster

Summer 2015 is set to be a popular season for Bright picture books launching into the public eye and gracing the shelves of book lovers the world over. One of these future classics comes from the pen of award-winning author illustrator Benji Davies and is set to supersede Benji’s critically acclaimed debut title The Storm Whale (Simon & Schuster) having already been shortlisted in the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015. This month, we proudly add the stunningly illustrated & powerfully written Grandad’s Island (Simon & Schuster) to our growing Bright Bookshelf.

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Curiouser & Curiouser – Dan Taylor Celebrates 150 years of Wonderland!

Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland has been a unique source of nonsensical artistry & whimsical storytelling for the past 150 years and will continue to inspire book lovers the world over for generations to come.

This week, Dan Taylor's vibrant sticker book published with Campbell this July and includes over 300 stickers for Wonderland lovers to enjoy.

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Dan Taylor is represented by The Bright Group

Big Bright Red Auction for Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2015

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 GravettTony RossDavid McKee & Axel Sheffler, to name a few.

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Gabriel Alborozo

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Benji Davies

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 Fred Blunt

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Yasmeen Ismail

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 DaviesYasmeen IsmailGabriel 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

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