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Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Last chance to see our acclaimed Quentin Blake show - ends 2 November!

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Final week - don't miss out!

House of Illustration’s inaugural exhibition is Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s most important and best-loved illustrators whose work is recognised worldwide.

This exhibition offers a unique insight into the origins of some of Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations to Roald Dahl's The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World to his own Clown and The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams, together with illustrations to books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen.

The exhibition brings together first roughs and storyboards, many never shown before, with finished art work to demonstrate how ideas evolved, often in close collaboration with the authors. It shows how Blake brings to bear a wide range of different techniques and media including inks, watercolours and pastels applied with a variety of touch, in response to the particular mood of a book and the nature of its characters, to create his distinctive and unforgettable illustrations.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult Ticket with Gift Aid£7.70 £7.70
Adult Ticket£7.00 £7.00
Concession Ticket with Gift Aid£5.50 £5.50
Concession Ticket£5.00 £5.00
Child Ticket with Gift Aid£4.40 £4.40
Child Ticket£4.00 £4.00
Family Ticket with Gift Aid£19.80 £19.80
Family ticket£18.00 £18.00

Ticket information:

Please help us by choosing a ticket which includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. If you are not a UK taxpayer please select non Gift Aid tickets.

Concessions: Senior (over 65), young person (12-18), student, job seeker, disabled.
Child: aged 5-11. Under 5s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)
Family: 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children.

Any paying visitor with special needs can be accompanied by their carer free of charge.
All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions. Tickets are non-refundable and can only be used on the date for which they were purchased.

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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You also confirm that you would like House of Illustration to treat your purchase of admission ticket(s) in the future, and all future gifts of money that you make to House of Illustration, as Gift Aid donations.