A couple of weeks ago the New York Times published a list of places to visit in 2015. Ranging from city breaks like Milan and Philadelphia to roaming the Yellowstone National Park and driving across the pennines to our very own Manchester.
For one hundred years, Ladybird books have delighted children, their parents, grandparents and teachers alike, taking readers on a journey of discovery and enlightenment. Affordable and accessible, Ladybird books hold a significant and affectionate place in the collective psyche of the nation, conjuring up, through written word and illustration, life in Britain in more innocent times.
The De La Warr Pavilion will display over 200 original illustrations that cover a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition will feature selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series.
The exhibition will run Saturday 24th January - Sunday 10th May 2015 at the De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex.
The Tigerprint studio is a stone throw away from Leeds. It's great to find out what's going on in the city and a local blog, Leeds-List.com, is a great way to keep up to date with the newest bars, restaurants, spaces and events.
Last week they shared an article called Little Known Art Spaces in Leeds. The article lists 11 unknown creative spaces in and around the city. The spaces vary between community driven, set up by graduates, sharing workspace and traditional gallery routes.
Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place that develops future artistic talent and opens the minds of young people, whilst at the same time engages families and individuals of all ages.
The Tetley is operated and curated by Project Space Leeds (PSL), a contemporary arts and education charity founded in 2006. PSL was established to create a platform for emerging artists across the UK and further afield, allowing them to make and show work on an expansive scale, pushing their practice within a supportive environment.
This is a really great place to visit and the food is fantastic!
Village is an independent book store based in the Corn Exchange in Leeds. They specialises in self-published zines, as well as a range of contemporary art, design, fashion and photography books and magazines.
Nook & Cranny is an indpendent card and gift shop located on Liverpool's Bold Street. Their range is handpicked from British based designers, offering cards, prints, stationery, homeware, accessories and books. They also have an online shop.
The dining scene is changing and there are more and more pop up restaurants and private dining experiences on offer around the country.
The Disappearing Dining Club brings people together for dining experiences in unusual places. Think warehouses, shops, churches and salvage yards to name a few. You can even have a wedding in a secret spot.
The website has locations in London, Manchester and the South West.