I bring joyful tidings regarding two different Ladybird book exhibitions which are coming up this year.

1) An exhibition about Ladybird Books in Reading, opening soon.

2) MY exhibition – ‘The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists’, taking place in Leicester this summer.

Now for more details:

Later this month there is going to be an exhibition about the history of Ladybird Books in Reading.  This will be called “Ladybird Books: How it Works“.  it will be hosted at Reading Museum as part of Museums Partnership Reading this exhibition presents material from the  Ladybird Books Archive housed at the University of Reading.

I’m sure it will be very interesting for all Ladybird book lovers.  I am going to the opening on the 28th March and after that will be able to tell you more about it.  To find our more, here’s the link.

But for me personally the big news is that my exhibition “The Wonderful World of the Ladybird book Artists” is going to be the main summer exhibition at the New Walk Gallery in Leicester this summer.  I’m particularly pleased not just because it means that my exhibition is finally heading out of the south east, but because Leicestershire is the birthplace and county home of Ladybird Books throughout the 20th century.

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

It will open on 13th July and run until 1st September 2019.  Whether or not you managed to catch the exhibition last year in Canterbury (which received so many eye-wateringly lovely reviews), there should be plenty to entertain you since the exhibition space at the New Walk Gallery is huge – so I’ll be able to include some of the material that had to be left out last time.

Scenes from last year's Ladybird Artisits exhibition in Canterbury

Scenes from last year’s Ladybird Artisits exhibition in Canterbury

I’m really looking forward to finding new ways to tell the story of the Ladybird books through the story of the Ladybird book artists

Both exhibitions will be free entry.  What’s not to love?

 

More information on both coming soon

The New Walk Museum, Leicester

‘Ladybird Books: How it Works‘    Reading Musum, 30 Mar 2019 – 10:00am to 17 Aug 2019

‘The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists’    The New Walk Museum, Leicester, 13th July to 1st September 2019