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The BFG in Pictures

19th October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 21st January 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Everyone’s favourite giant comes to Henley in this magical exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations.

Curated by Quentin Blake, the exhibition includes unpublished illustrations which have never been exhibited in public before.

Enjoy 40 of Quentin Blake’s original artworks for the story that has enchanted generations of children and adults. The exhibition includes Blake’s first designs which weren’t included in the book, and provide a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…

Families can curl up with a book in our story corner, or enjoy some magical craft activities!

“Blake is beyond brilliant.  He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive.  He can tell wonderful stories without a single word, but his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven. Or somewhere.  The diabolic ingenuity of Dahl came into its own only when he wrote for children.  In conjunction with Blake, there was a kind of alchemy.  I’ve never met a child who didnt love Quentin Blake.”     Melanie McDonagh, Daily Telegraph


19th October 2017 @ 10:00 am
21st January 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Kirkham Gallery