Seven Stories

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


Seven Stories staff collect National Lottery Award at glittering ceremony

Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will collect a National Lottery Award at a glittering awards ceremony which is set to be broadcast on BBC1

Award-winning duo visit Seven Stories

Award-winning picture book duo Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart visited youngsters and their parents at Seven Stories in Newcastle yesterday

Seven Stories presented with Lottery award

Yesterday, Mollie King, singer with girl group The Saturdays, presented Seven Stories with the National Lottery Award in the education category

Newcastle's Seven Stories urge supporters to help propel them to victory

Seven Stories is seeking a happy ending by urging supporters to propel it to victory with their votes in a prestigious national competition

St Oswald's hospice celebrates a decade of essential children's care

To celebrate the 10th birthday of St Oswald's hospice in Gosforth, staff put on a mad hatter's tea party for the children

Books and their legacy of hope

BOOKS, the whole book and nothing but the book. Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen talks to BARBARA HODGSON about a truly important part of education.

Early love of reading leads to happiness

HANNAH Davies speaks to Kate Edwards, the new chief executive of children's book centre Seven Stories, on why reading is so much more than bedtime stories.

Interview: David Wood

Seven Stories has reason to celebrate. David Whetstone talked to the writer who has made a major contribution to its collection.

Author David Almond shares his secrets

A new story by David Almond will be published exclusively in The Journal tomorrow.

Getting up to mischief

HORRID Henry is probably the most extreme caricature of a naughty child, the polar opposite of his brother Perfect Peter, and his Up To Mischief display at Seven Stories allows both children and adults to revel in his bad behaviour without suffering any of the consequences.

Next big thing is on its way

WHILE there is a consistent complaint in property development circles that there are not enough cranes to be seen on the North-East skyline, one part of Newcastle has made substantial progress this year.

Siblings say goodbye to a hectic life in city

THE family behind some of Newcastle’s most fashionable bars and restaurants is to sell the last of its city centre businesses and look further afield.

Massive plan can create 4000 jobs

UP to 4,700 jobs are expected to be created if one of Newcastle’s biggest regeneration schemes in recent years is approved.

Yellow Moon shining

IF you have never experienced theatre-in-the-round before, I heartily recommend it.

A full agenda for our mutual friend

KEEPING up with business trends is as much as some companies can do, but Alastair Gilmour talks to one chief executive whose financial institution is setting an increasingly hot pace.

Women’s good work is to be recognised

FEMALE entrepreneurs with a social conscience are being encouraged to enter the region’s top business awards for women..

Yoga moves help relax

IF you thought yoga was just for new-age hippy types and fitness fanatics think again.

’Milo head up festival that’s Ous-ing talent

IF you ever want to look at exactly how rapidly Newcastle is evolving in the 21st century, then the Ouseburn area of the city would be a good place to start.

Double act, single vision

ROALD Dahl’s stories are almost unimaginable now without Quentin Blake’s illustrations.

Blake and Dahl build a giant peach of a show

ILLUSTRATOR Quentin Blake was in Newcastle yesterday to share a snozzcumber with some young Roald Dahl fans.

Laureate takes children on bear hunt

New Children's Laureate Michael Rosen had children hanging on his every word as he read in Newcastle yesterday.

Warm words from Rosen

Just days after he was announced as the new Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen is in Newcastle today to host an event at Seven Stories.

Taster of a great event

This week saw the launch of this year's Ouseburn Festival with a sneak peak at the Cumberland Arms in Byker at some of the live music acts which will perform at the event as well as highlighting what takes place over the summer weekend.

Festival plans to leave valley brimful of fun

A valley in the heart of Newcastle will fill with music, art and street entertainment as an annual festival broadens its horizons this year.

The churchman and the sacred valley

While Newcastle Quayside was subject to wholesale redevelopment, life in an adjacent valley went on in the same low-key way as it had done for years.

Museums' late shift is popular

Museums did a late shift at the weekend, welcoming hundreds of visitors after normal opening hours.

Night at the museum

Among propositions for the weekend, "Fancy a night at the museum?" has never figured in the North-East.

What's going on lately?

Thirteen museums and galleries on Tyneside will be open from 7-11pm tonight an initiative called The Late Shows.

Delegation on Tyneside

A twin delegation from South Africa will be on Tyneside today to see how culture has been used to kick start regeneration.

Quest for the best of the best

A double celebration took place in Newcastle yesterday to mark the twin anniversaries of Britain's most prestigious children's book awards.

Kate's new chapter at Seven Stories

Kate Edwards has been made acting chief executive of Seven Stories after a first attempt to find a replacement for Mary Briggs drew a blank.

Attack on woman, 64

A woman, 64, was robbed of her purse by an attacker who struck from behind as she walked along a footpath near Cramlington railway station.

Big questions under a glass

What do you think about the arts? Now 100,000 beer mats are helping to promote Arts Council England's 60th anniversary debate.

Brinkburn has a new arrangement

Our classical music writer, Thomas Hall, looks ahead to this year's Brinkburn festival.

Building's a passion for Tolent

Confidence in the North-East's future prosperity is building nicely - in more ways than one.

Never was too long after all

Peter Pan is airborne again thanks to author Geraldine McCaughrean. She talks to David Whetstone about her celebrated sequel.

Chancellor warned not to slash funding for culture

The leader of Newcastle City Council has written to Chancellor Gordon Brown to warn of the "damaging effect" of a cut in funding for cultural activities.

Bear Hunt proves inspiring

The world of pictures books - and one in particular - is the inspiration for the latest exhibition at Seven Stories, the centre for children's books.

Hometown heroes share the glory

Hometown heroes have joined some of the region's best known public figures in the New Year's Honours List.

We're all making a bolder mark

The welcome mat was laid out yesterday for the first visitors to the Ouseburn Valley's latest addition.


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