Seven Stories

Seven Stories the national centre for children's Books in the United Kingdom is based in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Ellen Phethean whose new poetry collection is called Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Poet Ellen Phethean talks about her new collection Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman is the title poem of Ellen Phethean's new volume of poems

Illustrator Holly Sterling and Niece May Calvert (7) at the book launch of 'Things not to do with a Baby' at Seven Stories in Byker

Magic of Seven Stories to hit the road as Centre for Children's Books closes for refurbishment

A packed programme of events all over the North East has been booked to ensure youngsters can still enjoy the Seven Stories experience

Pepezi Tulivu, an inflatable sculpture to be shown at The Core

The Late Shows in Newcastle and Gateshead are back with more night-time fun

More than 60 arts, science and heritage venues have signed up for a popular annual event which sees the doors stay open late

Rachel Gay and Jeremy Bradfield as the Princess and the Prince

Newcastle organisations win money to spread a love of books and reading

New Writing North and Seven Stories have been awarded about £500,000 to take their work around the country

Author Margaret McAllister and Illustrator Holly Sterling at the book launch of 'Things not to do with a Baby' at Seven Stories in Byker

North East pair create new picture book listing 15 things NOT to do with a baby

Two North East women, an author and an illustrator, have joined forces to create a new picture book for children

North East culture review 2014: What a year that was!

From dead bodies at Life to the one millionth Great North Runner, it was a cultural year to savour for many reasons

Angelinas Christmas By Katharine Holabird Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books have recommended their top 10 picks for Christmas Eve family reads

Newcastle's Seven Stories chooses the top 10 Christmas Eve family reads

We asked our friends at Seven Stories, in Newcastle to recommend the best stories to snuggle up to before Santa comes

Sage Gateshead

Case for Culture: What it means for the future of the North East

Following the Case for Capital, the new Case for Culture aims to keep the region's many cultural assets high up the agenda

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

Mark Anderson, business development manager, and Jude Lowes, junior designer, at Sheridan Design

Appointments: Sheridan Design appoint two new members to its team

Sheridan Design have appointed Mark Anderson as business development manager and Jude Lowes as junior designer

Characters from Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars weekend brings the force to Seven Stories in Newcastle

Grab your lightsaber and head down to the National Centre for Children's Books in the Ouseburn where all things Star Wars will be celebrated

Founder of Seven Stories Elizabeth Hammill with her new fairytale book 'Over the Hills and Far Away'

Elizabeth Hammill's labour of love finally makes the book shops

Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill has published a treasury of nursery rhymes from around the world

New Twists and Tails the Story of Angelina Ballerina Exhibition is charming visitors of all ages at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle

Angelina Ballerina exhibition has visitors twirling and dancing with joy

Seven Stories' summer exhibition offers visitors the first chance to see the centre's enviable Angelina Ballerina archive

Culture magazine - August 2014

Culture Magazine - August 2014

Putting this magazine together every month is an eye-opener. There’s always so much going on, particularly in the summer when, these days, one festival seems to blend seamlessly into the next

One of the performers at last year's Airstream Sessions at Malmo Quay

Festival to draw crowds to Newcastle's cultural quarter

The annual Ouseburn Festival promises fun for families, foodies and music lovers

Seven Stories

Appeal to buy pictures that lit up Tom's Midnight Garden

Seven Stories are appealing for donations to help them reunite the illustrations for children’s classic, Tom’s Midnight Garden with a typescript of the book

Ethan Cross at the Moving Stories exhibition

Books on film is theme of new Seven Stories exhibition

Moving Stories, which opened at Seven Stories at the weekend, is the result of the first collaboration between the Newcastle-based centre for children’s books and the National Media Museum in Bradford

North East author David Almond

North East author David Almond wins prestigious award

Last night David Almond won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. The North East author tells David Whetstone why it means so much to him

One of David Lawson's pictures from the book Bridging the Ouseburn

Is Ouseburn the coolest place in the North East?

Some call it the coolest place in Newcastle, others might find it tricky to identify on a map, but that's slowly changing as Mike Kelly reports

ZigZag ZigZag by Inne Gorris

ZigZag ZigZag makes its way to Tyneside

Juice, the annual festival which aims to squeeze the most fun out of the half term holidays returns on Friday. Here, three young writers preview a trio of highlights from a programme dripping in youthful creativity


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer