Bradford Libraries launches Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories for district children and families

BRADFORD Libraries will be participating in a celebration of children’s book illustration, comics and visual arts over the next two months.

Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories will take place in April and May.

The festival will launch at the National Museum of Science and Media on Wednesday, April 6, and young people will have the opportunity to work alongside artists and illustrators and explore new creative processes.

It was organized by ASCEL (the Association of Senior Librarians for Youth and Education) and is supported by funding from the Arts Council.

Illustrator and artist Martin Impey will also be part of the festival launch, with further workshops by artist Liz Million and Bollywood dancer and author Salma Zaman.

More details can be found at

The National Museum of Science and Media also offers special film screenings as part of its kids’ club, with films such as Jungle Book, Matilda, Paddington and Iron Giant showing on weekends in April.

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Libraries are free for the whole family, and people are welcome to visit their local library to see what’s on offer during the festival.

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