Special Events

The Gallery runs special events for families during the year to celebrate cultural initiatives and national campaigns.

Special events range from Chinese New Year to Children’s Art Day to Big Draw, with guest artist and performers and are a great chance to bring the whole family for a fun activity.

An Audience with Chris Riddell

As part of Children’s Art Week in June, we were delighted to host a family event with Children’s Laureate,

Chris Riddell.  Before the event Chris could be seen around the Gallery sketching his favourite sitters which he then talked about with enthusiasm.  Families were treated to an hour of live sketching, plus the chance to ask Chris about his life as an illustrator and writer.  There were big queues in bookshop afterwards for the booksigning.  Here are some images from the afternoon.

 


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