Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition
3rd August 2016
The Brambly Hedge stories became popular in the 1980’s, the exhibition features 16 of Jill Barklem’s wonderfully detailed original watercolours, which were used to illustrate the stories as well as a number of preparatory studies to show Jill’s painstaking approach to creating her pictures.
Grow Cook Learn, the charity running Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will host the exhibition from 6th August, where children can learn about the importance of hedgerows and the variety of wildlife they support. Families will also be able to explore some former everyday crafts like butter making, spinning and weaving, which feature in the self-sufficient mouse community of Brambly Hedge.
Stephanie Bellows, from the Discovery Centre said ‘It will be wonderful l to revisit the beautiful stories of Brambly Hedge which I shared with my own children. We are excited to have this exhibition on display in the Discovery Centre which is situated within 30 acres of the Onny Meadows. Once our visitors have been in the exhibition they can explore the meadows seeking out the homes and habitats of much of the wildlife illustrated in Jill’s books’.
The Brambly Hedge exhibition is the only one of its kind in the UK, so for your chance to see it call into the Discovery Centre, open daily 10am – 5pm normal admission charges apply to see the exhibition which already houses the Shropshire Mammoth and special stories of the landscape of the Shropshire Hills.
The Brambly Hedge books are a modern publishing phenomenon. The first four little books, published in 1980 have now been reprinted more than twenty times, and sales are in the millions with books published in 13 different languages.
For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website: www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk