18 November 2009

Visit to Seven Stories

Yesterday I enjoyed a visit to Seven Stories, the centre for children's books, and one of the contributors to our sustainable development project. One of the main reasons for my visit was to see the authority files they have created in CALM, for authors and illustrators. I also gave a quick demonstration of how to use the Hub's new EAD Editor, which was very well recieved. Once the business of the visit was over, Hannah (the archivist) showed me some of the treasures of the collection, which included some of Phillip Pullman's manuscripts (in very neat handwriting!); original artwork by Jan Ormerod for her book 'Sunshine'; and the original illustrations for Noel Streatfeild's 'Ballet Shoes'. Included with these was, to my great excitement, the original copy of Pauline's application for a stage licence, filled out (with book-appropriate information) by either Noel or her illustrator Ruth Gervis who, I discovered to my delight, was Noel Streatfeild's sister. I'm really pleased that Seven Stories are going to be adding their descriptions to the Hub in the near future, and I'd encourage you to have a look - I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous aishani said...

Hello! Sure I would definitely wait for the addition from Seven Stories.

20 November, 2009 06:19  
Anonymous Content Writing said...

Thanks for sharing your experience. Anyway I want to wish people working for Seven Stories all the best. Hope it gets a lot of success.

20 November, 2009 09:51  
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Indeed a great experience. Thanks for sharing.

20 November, 2009 10:14  
Anonymous Brochure Design said...

Its good to hear that you have visited Seven Stories :)

20 November, 2009 10:33  
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20 November, 2009 10:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even I have hear d about this place,
my son was telling me to take there.
They have a great collection of books
which we were not able to get anywhere else.
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27 November, 2009 03:26  
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30 November, 2009 07:34  
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05 December, 2009 06:29  

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