Magical Memories

© Quentin Blake, Image from Angel Pavement by Quentin Blake (Jonathan Cape 2004).

Join us for fun adult reminiscence sessions inspired by the theme of childhood.

Also on Saturday 14 October and Wednesday 15 November.


Seven Kinds of Magic exhibition

22 July – 10 December 2017


This exhibition comprises original illustrations by Quentin Blake for 7 books in which magic appears in different forms, including The Witches by Roald Dahl, shown alongside works from our Permanent Collection chosen by House of Illustration, in consultation with the artist, which link to each of the illustrated texts.


Seven Kinds of Magic was the inaugural exhibition in the Quentin Blake Gallery at House of Illustration in London in 2016. House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of illustration, founded by Blake in 2014.


Related Events


Roald Dahl Day Celebrations

Saturday 16 September

Two sessions: 10.30am-12pm and 1.30pm-3pm


Inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Witches join us for a mask making workshop then join in with the Witches Annual General Meeting with storyteller Rich Stokes.


The Big Magic Draw

Saturday 14 October


Free, drop in


Inspired by Quentin Blake’s Angel Pavement join us to create a floor-based chalk drawing and participate in a magic pencil masterclass.


Magical Memories

Friday 15 September

Saturday 14 October

Wednesday 15 November


Free, all welcome.


Join us for fun adult remininscence sessions inspired by the theme of childhood.