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On until
21 Jan 2018
Bankside Gallery, London - Mini picture show
Works on a small scale by artists from the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
Dates: 1 December 2017-21 January 2018
Open: daily 11am-6pm
Where: 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH
Contact: 020 7928 7521 (

On until
21 Jan 2018
The House of Illustration, London - Gerald Scarfe: stage and screen
The first major show of Gerald Scarfe’s striking designs for theatre, rock, opera, ballet and film.
Dates: till 21 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Tickets: £7.70 adults; £5.50 concs; £4.40 child
Where: 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH
Contact: 020 3696 2020 (

On until
28 Jan 2018
The Higgins, Bedford - Edward Bawden and his studio
In the eight years before his death in 1989, Edward Bawden donated the contents of his studio to Bedford. From the walls of his house, the insides of cupboards and the drawers of his plan chest came adverts for Fortnum & Mason, Ealing Comedy posters, plates for Wedgwood, letters and photographs; an entire life’s work.
Dates: till 28 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm
Where: Castle Lane, Bedford Mk40 3XD
Contact: 01234 718618 (

On until
28 Jan 2018
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester - Paula Rego: the sketchbooks
Rego’s preparatory drawings for her paintings, provide insight into her draughtsmanship and the development of her ideas. This exhibition draws largely from sketchbooks from the 1980s-1990s,
including studies for her most famous works.
Dates: till 28 January 2018
Open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am-8pm;
Sun 11am-5pm
Tickets: £12.50 adults (£6.50 on Tues); under 16 free
Where: 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex
Contact: 01243 774557 (

On until
31 Jan 2018
Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds - Cooks and their books. Collecting cookery books in Leeds
Highlights from the Cookery Collection, begun in 1939 when Blanche Legat Leigh donated her cookery books to Leeds University Library, including Renaissance texts illustrating kitchen furniture and
utensils and the first edition of Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
Date: till 31 January 2018
Open: Mon 1-5pm; Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Where: Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Contact: 0113 343 9803 (

On until
31 Jan 2018
Illustration Cupboard - The 22nd Annual Winter Exhibition
The 22nd Annual Winter Exhibition displaying a full range of illustration art - from illustrated books, films artwork, reportage, political cartoons and theatre designs produced by many household names and world-class artists. There will be over 400 drawings and paintings and prices range from £50 - £10,000. All artwork is for sale.
Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm; Sat 11am-5pm
Where: 22 Bury Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6AL
Contact: 020 7976 1727 (

On until
25 Feb 2018
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sheer folly – fanciful buildings of Britain
Featuring original paper collages, scraper boards and prints, this exhibition takes inspiration from fantastical and fanciful buildings across the UK, including in the artist’s native North Yorkshire and YSP’s 500-acre, 18th-century parkland. All works are available to buy.
Dates: 11 November 2017-25 February 2018
Open: Daily except Christmas Eve and Day 10am-5pm
Where: West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4JX
Contact: 01924 832631 (

On until
28 Feb 2018
The British Library, London - Harry Potter: a history of magic
Rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the
traditions of folklore and magic that are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Plus original drafts and drawings by J K Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay.
Dates: till 28 February 2018
Open: Mon-Thurs 9.30am-8pm; Fri 9.30am-6pm;
Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Tickets: £16 adults; £8 child and student; £11 senior;
£5 unemployed or disabled
Where: 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Contact: 0330 333 1144 (

On until
08 Apr 2018
V&A, London - Winnie-the-Pooh: exploring a classic
A multi-sensory and playful exhibition exploring the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Dates: 9 December 2017-8 April 2018
Open: daily 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-9.30pm
Where: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Contact: 020 7942 2000 (

On until
01 Sep 2018
Discover Children’s Story Centre, London - A world inside a book: gruffalos, dragons and other creatures
An immersive exhibition of the work of children’s author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Dates: till September 2018
Open: Session times vary. Check website for details.
Tickets: £8 adult/child; £22 family of four
Where: 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ
Contact: 020 8536 5555 (