Embark on a journey through Tyneside like never before, discovering how its landscapes, language and people inspired the magical stories of David Almond.
This exhibition at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, brings to life David Almond’s archive, and explores themes of love, loss and hope though characters real and imagined.
Meet angels and devils, question what it means to be human and experience the North East through the eyes of one of its most creative sons…
This exhibition is part of the Winged Tails of the North trail.
"They say that shoulder blades are where your wings were, when you were an angel…where your wings will grow again one day."
Moving house has been hard for 12-year-old Michael, and now his baby sister is ill in hospital, it seems his whole world has been turned upside down.
Exploring the crumbling garage of his new home one afternoon, he makes an extraordinary discovery. A strange, decrepit creature, Skellig, is hidden amongst the dust, dead insects and junk.
Together with his new friend Mina, Michael decides to help Skellig. But can the mysterious Skellig help Michael in return?
Winner of the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Carnegie Medal, this modern classic has been adapted for the theatre by its author. Let your imagination take flight in this magical re-telling of David Almond’s hauntingly beautiful story.