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Art Exhibition, Sat 22 Sep - Sun 25 Nov 2018, free entry

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated Wo

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated Wo


Come along to Leeds Central Library to immerse yourselves in Nick’s world! In this Arts council funded exhibition you can find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator, and meet a host of characters that he has created throughout his career. Nick has written at least 40 children’s books, illustrated close to 250 more and his picture book collaborations have had combined sales of more than 9 million. He has worked with a number of other successful children’s authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Jeremy Strong and Julia Donaldson.

There are plenty of fun things to see and do in the exhibition, including a reading room where visitors can sit and enjoy a wealth of books that Nick has written and illustrated. It will run from 22 September to 25 November at Leeds Central Library and is FREE to attend! Bring the family and join the fun! Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm, Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Sunday 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

* Illustration © Nick Sharratt from Elephant Wellyphant, Alison Green Books

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Sep - Sun 25 Nov 2018 00:00 to 00:00


Free entry



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    Calverley Street,
    LS1 3AB



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    Map reference: SE 298338  Lat: 53.79966 Long: -1.54903

    By Car:

    Follow signs for Leeds city centre. On approaching the city, follow signs for the City Loop. The loop road take you past the Library on the right (just after the Town Hall), with the closest car park being The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds train station, walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross the road and turn left. The Library is next to the Art Gallery on your right, with and outdoor chessboard, outside the entance. There are two entrances - one for disabled access and one via steps.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality