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Books Editorial

sevenenid.jpg Thrilling Enid Blyton fun here! Golly!

There will be secrets, mystery and adventure at Seven Stories this half-term as they celebrate the work of one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors with a fun filled programme.

Imagine a world without the Famous Five and the Secret Seven. We’d be utterly overrun by smugglers, spies and worse. But thankfully Enid Blyton’s most famous creations have always been on hand to keep us safe and her doughty creations are celebrated this half term at Seven Stories who are running a programme that is more packed than a wicker picnic hamper.

There will be Den Building (create a hideaway to hold your secret club meetings, using sheets, recycled materials and more), Secret Storytime (password protected sessions at an undisclosed location in Ouseburn), Mystery Art Club (get arty and explore the Enid Blyton archive held in the Seven Stories collection), Storytime in the Seven Stories Clubhouse (again, that all important password will be required), Mystery Torchlight Adventure (wanted: secret agents for an after-dark adventure to help solve the mystery of the missing manuscript), Unlock the Secrets of the Seven Stories Collection (follow one of the Story Catchers to unlock some of the treasures from the Enid Blyton archive), and Enid Blyton: Critic or Fan (join curator Gill Rennie in the bookshop to chat about Blyton’s stories).

In the words of George, Anne, Julian, Dick and Timmy the Dog: “Absolutely smashing!”

Secrets, Mystery and Adventure, Saturday 10-Sunday 18 February, Seven Stories, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle. Full programme: sevenstories.org.uk