It has been a record-smashing year for The Bright Agency. Not only have we celebrated major artist successes at every turn and acquired stunning new talent, we’ve also launched Bright USA and opened an innovative creative gallery space for children called The Bright Emporium. Here’s a closer look at our biggest achievements of 2015… In November we opened The Bright Emporium, a resource for children and families to grow their love for beautiful picture books and immerse themselves in a multi-sensory experience. We aim to encourage children to discover the world around them through illustration and by making noise, reading aloud, drawing pictures, and meeting and being inspired by artists! For our launch, we showed the exhibition “Where The Story Began”—as seen at the Barbican to open The Children’s Bookseller Conference this year. Featuring artwork by 10 artists, including Benji Davies, Yasmeen Ismail, and Sue Hendra, each piece on display also shares the inspiration for the artists’ illustrations and highlights how children’s books come to life. Over the past ten years, the Bright Group has become well-established in the UK with a high standard of children’s literary excellence. From ideation to inception, execution to promotion, Bright stands by the […]
On Saturday 7th November, London Square invites all young book worms to London Square Teddington for a book reading with much-loved author and illustrator Sue Hendra. Best-known for books such as Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell (Simon & Schuster UK), Sue’s latest story, co-written with partner Paul Linnet, is to be one of the official 2016 World Book Day books.
The next instalment of our hugely successful Storytime Sunday sees The Bear and The Piano (Frances Lincoln) creator, David Litchfield, leading a feast of thrilling activities on 18th October, 11am – 1pm. Spend a unique Sunday morning with your kids interacting and creating with critically acclaimed David and his debut author illustrated title The Bear and The Piano – a visual masterpiece and future classic! To wind-up the fantastic morning, we also have an exclusive episode of Sue Hendra’s Wanda and the Alien (Random House, Komixx). BOOK HERE Signed copies of the books will be available to buy on the day as well as warm/cold refreshments & delectable pastries! This is a free event but booking is essential as places are limited. This will be 8th Storytime collaboration between leading illustration agency The Bright Group and unique event space The Doodle Bar – both advocates of promoting and sharing the joy of reading and story telling. Please note: Photography will take place at the event! These events are live-tweeted by both The Bright Group and The Doodle Bar. Release forms will be available to sign on the day. If you have any queries please email us. Email addresses supplied when booking […]