We are delighted to invite you to our Picture a Story Festival. True to CWISL’s mission, it encourages children to celebrate and explore the diverse world of storytelling via pictures, words, and performance. Our inaugural exhibition of work by published children’s book illustrators will be open to the public from September to December 2023 at the Half Moon Theatre, based in East London. It’s the first time that we’ve hosted a major festival in Tower Hamlets and our three-month programme also includes theatre performance events and an opportunity to meet and greet the artists involved.
The exhibition will run alongside school events with visiting CWISL authors and illustrators.
Dates for your diary
An inclusive evening with a party and panel looking at breaking into the children’s book industry
An exciting event day jam-packed with family events and workshops with authors and illustrators.
Picture a Story Exhibition
The exhibition Picture a Story brings together a diverse collection of stunning and evocative work by published author-artists from a range of genres and styles for babies to older children. Selected by an expert panel following an open call, the exhibition includes prints by author-artists who are CWISL members Nicholas Allan, Loretta Schauer, Anne-Marie Perks and Bridget Marzo which will be on sale alongside books and prints by other leading talents in contemporary children’s books today, Steve Antony, Karin Littlewood, Jane Porter, Rikin Parekh and Lucy Farfort.
Below is a glimpse of some of the prints on show by our four CWISL members. You can find more on the Half Moon Gallery page Best of all – come and see the full show and take advantage of the chance to purchase a Christmas gift of a prints or children’s books supplied by Brick Lane Books.