Seven Stories - A Viking’s Guide To Deadly Dragons With Cressida Cowell

Newcastle upon Tyne’s Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books, Britain’s national gallery and archive to celebrate and promote brilliant books for children, is opening a new exhibition this Saturday:A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell

The exhibition runs from Saturday 27th October 2012 till Wednesday 25th September 2013. It features the Dragon stories of Cressida Cowell, complemented by the hugely popular audio readings by David Tennant. The exhibition will tour nationally after it closes at Seven Stories.

About the exhibition
A Viking’s Guide to Deadly Dragons will transport you back in time to the Dark Ages, a world where Vikings ruled and dragons roamed. With Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as your unlikely hero, discover the tribe of Hairy Hooligans, his island home of Berk, his hunting dragon Toothless and his quest to become a hero the hard way. Dare to explore the wild dragon cliffs, sail on a Viking longship, share epic yarns in the Great Hall and learn to speak Dragonese. 
The brand new exhibition developed by Seven Stories and Cressida Cowell, will include Cressida’s original drawings, manuscripts and working processes from her hugely popular How to Train Your Dragon book series, which has also been made into a popular film by DreamWorks animation.
Learn what it means to be a Viking hero with dragon themed craft activities including designing your own dragon, making your own Viking helmet and adding to our Dragonese Dictionary. Celebrate Viking storytelling with themed stories all week.

There’s a whole load of exciting events coming up during half term to celebrate launch week, including:
27th October: Join Cressida Cowell, author of the How To Train Your Dragon series at the exhibition launch, followed by a public book signing at 11.30am
27th & 28th October: the resident dragon-catcher will breathe life into a willow dragon. Help build a dragon that weaves and twists its way through our attic beams.
30th October & 1st November: Scaly Story Party
2nd & 3rd November: Dastardly Dragon Workshop
3rd November: meet Derek the Talking Dragon all day

Below is a video teaser from the exhibition and features the narration of David Tennant from the How to Train Your Dragon Series:

The events are presented as part of the JUICE – Newcastle Gatehead’s festival for children and young people.
For more details on the exhibition and links to buy day tickets, visit the Seven Stories website.. 
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