27.11 – The Friday Five – Bright’s top cultural finds this week

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1. Alice in Wonderland turns 150!

A timeless children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is 150 years old in 2015 and the story of this beguiling tale begins with its creator, Charles Ludwidge Dodgson. Charles was a natural storyteller who regularly invented new stories to entertain his friends. He knew that for the best stories to work, the child must be at the centre of the narrative so that their imagination could be led to marvellous and wonderful places. Read more…

 

2. Roald Dahl’s greatest philosophical quotes ever

Not only did legendary writer Roald Dahl create unforgettable characters, he also put words of wisdom into their mouths! Everything we ever needed to know about how to live our lives is most likely to be found in a Roald Dahl book. Not only did Dahl create some of children’s literature’s most unforgettable characters in tales that transcend the generations, what is perhaps most captivating about his work is that, beneath the wonderfully eccentric stories, there always lies a warm sentiment in his words to inspire both young and old. Here are some of the greatest philosophical quotes from one of our favourite authors of all time. Read them here…

 

3. Draw Neil Gaiman’s Story for Radio 4

This is a celebration of fan art. We think fan art is pretty special. It’s the art you draw when you really, really love something. We regularly work with professional artists but this time we want to go do something different, to share a bit of art in a we-love-the-fan-art-we-see-on-tumblr kind of way. Find out more…

 

4. The Country that Shook

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April 2015 had life changing consequences for almost everybody living in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. This project aims to raise money to support people who are literally rebuilding their lives following the natural disaster. It has been created by Sophie Maliphant, a graphic designer who experienced the quake first hand. Read more…

 

5. Dont miss The London Illustration Fair 4th – 6th December

London’s only illustration-dedicated fair returns with the most innovative and exciting illustrators working today. London’s only illustration-dedicated fair returns with artist-led stands and workshops. Showcasing the most innovative and exciting illustrators, printmakers and draftsman working in London today including Camille Walala, Rupert Newman and Robert Hunter while the Crafty Fox Market will present design-led, handmade products. With prices starting as cheap as £5 you’d be mad to miss out on that unique Christmas gift and you might even end up making some of the work too. Full details here…