Exhibition: Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

This exhibition runs from Fri, 2nd Oct 2020 to Sun, 24th Jan 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

2nd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)  <– Today
3rd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
4th Oct 2020  
(11am - 5:30pm)
5th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
6th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
7th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)
8th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 2nd Oct 2020

Cost: £8.80

The first ever retrospective of one of the most important author-illustrators of all time.

Raymond Briggs’ influence on children’s literature cannot be overstated. He invented scatological humour for children, centred stories around working-class families for the first time and confronted massive, ‘grown-up’ issues including dementia, death and nuclear war.

This long-awaited exhibition will show never-before-seen material from Briggs’ personal archive that reveals the origin of the iconic titles that have become literary classics and international phenomena. With original artwork from books including his poignant picture book The Snowman (1980) and pioneering graphic novel Ethel & Ernest (1998), the exhibition celebrates Briggs as an exceptional draughtsman, typographer and storyteller.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


House of Illustration,

2 Granary Square, King's Cross London,

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