The Illustration Cupboard and Bruce Ingman

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In news better late than never, in early February I was very fortunate to be invited to the opening of an exhibition of the artwork by Bruce Ingman for Hooray for Bread. The exhibition was held at the Illustration Cupboard, a small but very wonderful gallery dedicated to children’s book art, just behind Fortnum and Mason’s in London.

Here are some lovely photos from the evening (all taken by photographer Suyi Chen)…

Bruce Ingman
Bruce Ingman
Molly Maine (Walker Books), Me (with a loaf of bread on my head) and  (Illustration Cupboard)
Molly Maine (Walker Books), Me (with a loaf of bread on my head) and Jessica Charleston (Illustration Cupboard)
Axel Scheffler getting a book signed by Bruce Ingman
Axel Scheffler getting a book signed by Bruce Ingman

If you’re ever in London you must definitely make time to visit the Illustration Cupboard. The Bruce Ingman show has now made way for a special exhibition of Jane Hissey artwork for her new book Ruby, Blue & Blanket, though they still have artwork by Bruce on sale. You can buy lots of signed books (at RRP) and First Editions too – these make wonderful presents!

breadhatI have to thank Bee for my brilliant piece of headgear. She rose to the challenge and created a marvellous headpiece for me. I really hope I shall have the opportunity to wear it again!

Thanks too to everyone at Walker Books for such a great evening. It was wonderful to meet so many of the faces behind the names.

7 Responses

  1. Oh, so yummy and I bet it smelled so good! Hopefully, I will get to London again to visit this place.

  2. Oh, I’m so jealous! Meeting Bruce, being in London, and I LOVE your bread hat :)!
    jama recently posted..six bookish bites on a thursday

  3. zohra jabeen

    hi Zoe
    your head gear is very innovative. My children went crazy they tore of a loaf to wear the hat. It caused an excitement in the house. Every one laughed.

  4. Barbara – this is definitely a must visit location in London for children’s literature fans. The signed books are a steal and the art… well… it’s great for dreaming about it!

    Jama – I had such fun wearing the hat! Walking down the street and seeing people’s reactions was a hoot 🙂

    Zohra – I LOVE IT!!! Anything that creates a room full of laughter is definitely good in my book.
    Zoe recently posted..The Illustration Cupboard and Bruce Ingman

  5. What a lovely experience.
    Graziela Flor recently posted..Dia de Agradecer

  6. Love the bread on your head (I think you’ve got something Seussical, here.)

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