THE BRITISH MUSEUM - AUGUST 2023
It was a great pleasure to welcome a group from Hangzhou, and be invited to take them for an introductory tour of The British Museum. Hosting twenty eager visitors ranging in ages from youngsters under ten to teenagers and their parents, the group was eager to set off and see the wonders that the 270 year-old collection has to offer. A sweep through the Egyptian Galleries, seeing Amenhotep II and the awe-inspiring Rosetta Stone, to the airy and impressive Duveen Galleries of Parthenon marbles led us on to stop at the gigantic Rapa Nui statue of the south Pacific, en route to the Chinese galleries.
Mummies and Egyptian sarcophagi are always a highlight, and time was spent with photographs at the tomb of the embalmed Cleopatra. A final sortie through Roman and Celtic Britain with a stop of at the ever-glittering Sutton Hoo trove of Redwaeld, the Anglo-Saxon king of East Anglia, allowed us a final stop-off at the Viking Lewis Chessmen. Tea and cake in the fore-court was much welcomed with aching feet, but spirits high and enthusiasm unremitting!
Should you or your group would like a tour of The British Museum or The National Gallery please get in touch and we can make arrangements.
TOWERS AND TALES: THE LISMORE STORY FESTIVAL
LISMORE CASTLE, CORK, IRELAND, 29 APRIL 2023
Since its launch in 2015 Towers and Tales has become one of the leading children’s books festivals in Ireland. A wonderful family day event, featuring master classes and events by some of the great names in picture books, and illustration.
A full day of ticketed events runs alongside a host of free family events in the grounds of the historical and magical setting of Lismore Castle, perched high above the banks of the River Blackwater.
For further information please see our festival website below:
Towers and Tales: The Lismore Story Festival
Imagine: illustrating stories
January - June 2022
ILeopard Creative is delighted to work alongside David and Nic Christie of The Vanner Gallery to present an exciting group exhibition of contemporary book illustration. This wide-ranging display brings together the artwork of more than twenty accomplished, renowned book and even iconic illustrators. Combining original artwork from much-loved names such as Eric Carle, Axel Scheffler, Shirley Hughes, David McKee and Shaun Tan with works by younger up-and-coming artists, who have come to the fore more recently.
From Helen Oxenbury's award-winning depiction of Lewis Carroll's Alice to Frann Preston-Gannon's contemporary and captivating nature-scapes, there are pieces in the exhibition to delight, surprise and inspire visitors of all ages. All artwork will be offered for sale. Prices start from under £500.