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I absolutely must go to Manchester

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kiwibella Tue 29-Jul-08 11:20:20

grin I absolutely must go to the Lauren Child exhibition in Manchester. I think she is an utterly zany author and love her books!! Has anyone been?

TotalChaos Tue 29-Jul-08 23:42:29

yes. on a sunday afternoon. it was jampacked with mainly little girls and their parents.

cornsilk Tue 29-Jul-08 23:44:04

where is it?

gigglewitch Tue 29-Jul-08 23:49:36

we'r egoing on Friday grin
it is at the Art Gallery, off to find then link you to the stuff i've been reading earlier this eve wink

TotalChaos Tue 29-Jul-08 23:49:50

at the ?city art gallery on Mosley St.

thritbies Tue 29-Jul-08 23:50:05

Been today- it was lovely smile

gigglewitch Tue 29-Jul-08 23:50:13


cornsilk Tue 29-Jul-08 23:51:54

oooh my ds2 would love that. Will have to go at a quiet time if it's stuffed with girls though! He won't be impressed with that!

gigglewitch Tue 29-Jul-08 23:52:25

if you go by train then metrolink - get off at st peters square and apparently it is well signed grin

kiwibella Wed 30-Jul-08 11:28:56

yay!! I'm glad that this has been popular and even more excited now. I was planning to go during one of the sessions but maybe that will be too busy? Hope your family has a great time on Friday GW.

gigglewitch Fri 01-Aug-08 21:12:24

well, update time.
TBH we were a tad disappointed with the LC exhibition. lovely, but way to cramped in a smaller room than most galleries, with a huge amount of stuff (and people) crammed in. It didn't show off anything to best effect. We'd really hoped that as the local TV news said, there was lots of her artwork on show, which from the reporter's comments led us to believe that it was big, collage stuff, and you could get a feeling of being 'in' it - unfortunately most things were quite little and squashed in sad
Two youngest (2 & 4) had a lovely time 'trying' everything, but 7yo DS1 who is also really into it was quite disappointed because he loves the artwork and collage aspects, as well as the layout of the stories where the "words make pictures" as he says, and he also felt that the exhibition deserved a much bigger space and more room to display and explain how she writes. There was some of this, but there could have been much more.
In all, I don't honestly think that the Gallery people had imagined how popular this would be, if they had the whole thing could have been done so much better.
We went round the whole gallery (the DC like art galleries anyway) and saw some fantastic stuff, so we did have a really good day.
Don't want to put anyone off, either, very little ones will have a good time regardless!

gigglewitch Fri 01-Aug-08 21:13:07

meant too cramped in 1st line blush

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