Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Quentin Blake exhibition opens Sunday 13 December

News reaches us from the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder Street, Westminster:

On Sunday 13 December we celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, "Only Young Twice: The Lively Art of Quentin Blake".

The show contains 94 new works by Britain's most beloved illustrator, largely drawn from recent commissions, and displays all his characteristic flair, invention and wit. It is an essential exhibition for anybody who has grown up with, and delighted in Quentin Blake's enchanting illustrations.

A 28 page, fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition is available from the gallery, priced at £5 (P&P £1 UK, £2 Europe, £3 World).

The Sunday itself will be a family day of fun, music by 'The Jelly Rollers', art, books and vast bowls of sweets, so please feel encouraged to visit with as many children as you can manage!

The great man himself will be at the gallery on the day, from 10-12am, and then from 2-4pm. He will be signing his newly published books, and looks forward to seeing friends, new and old.

Signed copies of these books will be available from the gallery, and can be posted to you if you so require.

The really exciting news is that those books include two of the Uncle books by the Revd J.P. Martin.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 9 January 2010.

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