TIME to Get Up, a brand new exhibition at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is now open.
Children and families are invited to step into their favourite stories and explore their daily routines with all their quirks, calamities and surprises; discovering new titles and family favourites in a new and exciting way through original artwork and creative activities. From getting up, playing at home, meal times and going to nursery through to having a bath and snuggling up for bedtime, everyday life and family routine is celebrated through interactive reading and creative experiences.
Seven Stories is one of the leading inclusive cultural venues in the region and was awarded the Inclusive Tourism Award at the annual North East England Tourism Awards in 2017. Time to Get Up encourages children and grown-ups to engage their senses and touch, smell, listen and see stories in a whole new way.
The original artwork and manuscripts in the exhibition are displayed using an entirely new method inspired by touch and feel boards, a first for a British cultural venue. This unique method of curation enables children to explore new, immersive and inclusive ways of engaging directly with the original artwork in the gallery. Young story explorers can see, touch, smell and hear their way through a variety of sensory activities, all linked to the exciting new experiences and routines that every young child encounters.
The exhibition also features two brand new, specially designed Sensory Backpacks, complete with a beautiful, interactive blanket, a book and a selection of sensory props to help young ones of all abilities to explore the exhibition in the most appropriate and exciting way.
Artwork on show includes work from Lauren Child, the current Children’s Laureate, Judith Kerr, Nick Sharatt and more.
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