5 April – 2 November 2014
This exhibition celebrates all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving you a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires her to write. It features original notebooks, childhood toys, school reports and diaries, along with extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books.
17 May – 12 October 2014
Using documents from The Great Diary Project archive at Bishopsgate Institute, this exhibition offers insights into the lives of children and teenagers at particular moments in history. The diaries on display date from 1813 to 1996, showing changes in attitudes over time and demonstrating how an individual's unique voice can be captured in this very private kind of writing.
7 June – 14 December 2014
Toy Stories is a series of children's portraits exploring the role and function of toys in the lives of children around the globe. Consisting of 20 photographs taken by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti, the portraits reflect the impact of the children's backgrounds and families on their choice of toys and highlight the universality of play.