Pop Up Lab 2017 invites you to explore ‘Visual Storytelling’ on 29th & 30th June

Pop Up Lab is an innovative 'practice-sharing' conference for teachers, educators and literature professionals.

Focused on engaging young readers and writers with literature, this year’s Lab focuses on ‘visual storytelling’ – the reading, reaching, making & publishing of illustration and comics – in the UK and internationally.

Hosting from The overall theme of Lab 17 is ‘reading and making visual stories with and for children and young people’ split into two days with focus on comics and illustration creation; digital visual storytelling, new tech and innovation and international and multilingual.

Facilitators and attendees include teachers, authors, publishers, literature producers, and children’s literature organisations from 10 countries.

Attendees will be able to choose up to 6 sessions per day from a packed programme of 30 hands-on workshops, demonstrations and conversations with 28 organisations and individuals. Many sessions are artist-led. Attendees can explore several strands running through the visual storytelling theme – including ‘digital resources and practice’, ‘language and translation’ and a strong international presence – but you do not need to be experts or practitioners in those fields: because Pop Up Lab is cross-sector space in which to explore and experiment, share practice and learn new things.

Sessions, amongst others, by: Arts Basics for Children (Belgium) / Bright Emporium / Centre for Literacy in Primary Education / Emma Press / Exploring Senses / Fundacion la Fuente (Chile) / Government Art Collection / Hamelin (Italy) / Historic Royal Palaces / House of Illustration / Let’s Be Brief / Literature Wales / Metal Culture / Montreuil Children’s Book Fair (France) / Nobrow & MiniLab / Positive Negatives / Stephen Spender Trust / Tantagora (Spain) / The Night Zookeeper / Tiny Owl / Translators in Schools / Why Comics? / Writers Centre Norwich – plus a whole host of illustrators & comics artists!


Click here to see the full event programme | Download the event schedule here.

Pop Up Lab is presented in association with Nobrow & Transbook and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation / Arts Council England / Peterborough City Council / Vivacity Peterborough / Peterborough Regional College / Creative Europe Programme.

Booking Info

Pop Up Lab 29th  30th June 2017

Early bird tickets £110 per day or £160 for both days
£125 per day or £175 for both days (after Friday 19th May)
(Two-day tickets can be shared between two people)

Book tickets at the official Pop Up Lab website here: www.pop-up.org.uk/lab2017




Posted on May 22nd, 17 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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