Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds

An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s expressive drawings together with several new illustrations exhibited for the very first time

When, Where

“I have always liked drawing birds. I can't quite explain why but it may be because like us, they are on two legs and have expressive gestures. In The Life of Birds they appear as humans or perhaps humans appear as them. It's a way of commenting on the people we see around us without actually drawing individuals.”

This exhibition brings together Quentin Blake’s expressive drawings for the original book, as well as for the Figaro Literraire and the Director's office at the Barbican, along with several new illustrations produced specially for the occasion.

Buy exhibition tickets below – one ticket covers admission to all House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day.

Tickets

Tickets Price Number Total price
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Adult ticket with gift aid£8.25 £8.25
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Concession ticket with gift aid£5.50 £5.50
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Child ticket with gift aid£4.40 £4.40
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Family ticket with gift aid£19.80 £19.80
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Adult ticket£7.50 £7.50
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Concession ticket£5.00 £5.00
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Child ticket£4.00 £4.00
£0.00
Family ticket£18.00 £18.00
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Ticket information:

Your ticket covers admission to ALL current House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day of your visit. Please make sure you have checked our What's On page for full details. House of Illustration is open 10:00-18:00 Tuesdays through Sundays. Final admission is at 17:30.

Please help us by choosing a ticket which includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. If you add 10% we are able to claim Gift Aid on the entire ticket price which is a huge help. If you are not a UK taxpayer please select non Gift Aid tickets.

Concessions: Senior (over 65), student, job seeker, disabled.

Child: aged 5-18. Under 5s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)

Family: Up to 2 adults and 3 children under 18

Any paying disabled visitor can be accompanied by their carer free of charge.

These tickets will grant entry to all galleries that are open on the day of your visit.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.

Gift Aid
Gift Aid admissions allow us to reclaim tax on the full value of the ticket price, as well as the donation. This means an extra 25p in each pound. 
 
If purchasing more than one ticket at the Gift Aid price the additional tickets must be for family members.
 
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