Thursday, September 27, 2012

Outside In World Website

We are delighted to announce our new-look Outside In World website.

Thanks to the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we are proud to announce the launch of a range of new online resources for different audiences. Visit our dedicated zones for teachers and librarians; parents; publishers, writers, illustrators and translators; and children and young people.

Also New for 2012 is our Online Gallery of Children’s Book Illustrators - Windows on the World. This fun virtual exhibition aims to bring books and illustration from around the world to life for children, young people and adults.

Come and Visit us at

Monday, September 24, 2012

Campaign for the Book Newsletter

Save Our Libraries
Build this conference
Build these lobbies

Here are three vital dates for your diary.

School Libraries lobby SCOTLAND:
All friends and supporters of school libraries and school librarians are invited to lobby the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 27th October at 11am.

School Libraries lobby ENGLAND: 

Mass Lobby of Parliament on October 29th 2012 at 2pm.
A group of school librarians are planning to lobby parliament for school libraries to be made statutory. This protest is planned for October half term.

Speak Up For Libraries conference - 10 November
The Speak Up For Libraries coalition conference for library supporters is on Saturday 10 November 2012. Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE
Cost: £20 per person

Booking form - PDF

Thursday, September 13, 2012


The Children’s Books History Society is staging a Study Day on Saturday 13 October 2012 to celebrate Two Hundred Years of the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales.  The venue is the Church Hall of the Great Crown Court Church of Scotland in London’s Covent Garden.

The speakers will be:
Brian Alderson on The Making of the Kinder–und Hausmärchen
Neil Philips on The Influence of the Grimms
Geoff Fox on “There’s Game in the Wind”
Nick Tucker on “How grim are the Grimms’ fairy-tale parents?”
David Blaimres on The Role of the Forest in Grimms’ Fairy Tales
Susan Bailes on The Illustrators of Grimms’ Fairy Tales

The cost of the day is £20, which includes all refreshments including lunch.

Further details and a booking form are available from:
Robert Kirkpatrick
6 Osterley Park View Road
tel.  020 8567 4521

Monday, September 03, 2012


Cottesloe Theatre

Previews from 7 December, press performance 13 December at 1.30pm, continuing in repertoire

Suitable for 7 – 10-year-olds

Katie Mitchell directs HANSEL AND GRETEL, written by Lucy Kirkwood and devised by Katie Mitchell and Lucy Kirkwood, based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, opening in the Cottesloe Theatre on 13 December. The cast includes Ruby Bentall. The production will be designed by Vicki Mortimer, with lighting by Jon Clark, movement by Joseph Alford, music by Paul Clark, sound by Gareth Fry and puppet design by Toby Olié.