Saturday 17 June 2017
14.30-16.30, Free, Age 7+
Launch of Centre for Childhood Cultures

Jacqueline Wilson – July 2012 . ©James Jordan

The Centre for Childhood Cultures is a long-term formal partnership between the V&A
Museum of Childhood and Queen Mary University, London.

It encompasses the many different aspects of children’s everyday lives and experiences – past and present, in the UK and beyond – looking particularly at creativity, forms of literacy, and the links between different aspects of childhood culture.

Former Children’s Laureate (2005-2007) and multi-award winning author Dame Jacqueline Wilson has written over 100 books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum, Hetty Feather and most recently Wave Me Goodbye.

Anna Kemp is the author of six children’s books including Dogs Don’t Do Ballet and The Worst Princess. Anna was not an early reader but now reads a lot for her job at Queen Mary University of London where she is a lecturer in French literature. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous prizes and her picture books, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie, have been adapted for television, dance, theatre and musical performance.

Children will be invited to ask Jacqueline Wilson questions at the end and refreshments will be served at the end of the event.

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Image Jacqueline Wilson by James Jordan

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