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Michael Foreman exhibition at The Historic Dockyard – ‘Painting with Rainbows’

29/09/2017 12:00 am – 26/11/2017 12:00 am | The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TE

A Michael Foreman Exhibition originated by Seven Stories, ‘The National Centre for Children’s Books’

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-known and internationally acclaimed creators of books for children. A multi award-winning author, he has been illustrating for children for over 50 years. With original artwork on show alongside playful props and costumes, Seven Stories’ exhibition, (supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle Council Fund, Anderson Press, Templar Publishing and Pavilion Books), explores Michael’s storytelling, and imagines a world without conflict, that cares for our environment and celebrates the importance of friendship.

Set in a temporary exhibition gallery space – No.1 Smithery, travel the world through Michael’s drawings from his sketchbook, which went with him everywhere. Stomp around like a Dinosaur as if you were in Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, or maybe discover an unlikely friend like Ali Pasha.

Families are invited to add to the ‘Tree of Hope’ with messages for the future, explore stories of war and peace through War Boy, War Game, The General and Ali Pasha. A multi-sensory environment inspired by Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish and One World encourages building and play, Michael’s creative process is revealed in his artist’s studio and by his own personal artefacts.

When: Exhibition runs from 29th September 2017 to 26th November 2017
Where: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TE
Price: Free

For more information, please visit The Dockyard Chatham website.

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