About Us

For the last decade The Bright Group has been one of the leading illustration agencies for unique children’s publishing and boutique art licensing artists. Well-known and respected throughout the industry, the agency started a new chapter in its journey opening The Bright Emporium in October 2015.

Why we opened The Bright Emporium:

The Bright Emporium is a space like no other. Our walls are adorned with books, so you’d be forgiven for thinking we are a library — although there is definitely nothing quiet about us! We are a space for creatives, the dreamers and the fun seekers. For children who want to try new things and meet new friends — to those who want a place to be themselves. We are a destination for the next generation of creators, not users; the pioneers of tomorrow.

We are more than just one thing. We are a shop, a venue hire and gallery of artwork, but above all we are an immersive space. Every weekend, we open our doors, and with it children’s minds, delving into the imaginative world of their favourite authors and illustrators. We practice what we preach, running a wide range of creative workshops that encourage people to see the world a little differently, to problem-solve and think independently. From drawing to acting, creative writing to crafting, to messy play and story time, there is a workshop for everyone ranging from 0-11 years old.

We are a place of discovery and exploration, so be a Bright Spark and join us.

Meet the Team

Founder: Vicki Willden- Lebrecht

Founder

Vicki Willden- Lebrecht

Emporium Manager: Lorna Oakley- Smithfield

Emporium Manager

Lorna Oakley- Smithfield

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Gallery Assistant

Sophia Ward

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Gallery Assistant

Safiya Hanif

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