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Creating A Cure for the Modern World — Are You up to the Job?

What is creativity? Why does it matter? Who cares? And why it is critical for parents to nurture it!

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A Blossoming Story of Flower Friends in Poppy and the Blooms

Poppy and the Blooms is an inspirational story for every child that spreads the magic of flowers as they try to save the park

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The Book Behind Wishker’s Whiskers — with Sarah Jennings

Sarah Jennings’ illustrations are full of line and movement — her characters springing into action at each turn of the page..

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Behind the Book with Daniel Duncan

Fresh, new author/illustrator, Daniel Duncan’s debut picture book, SOUTH, was warmly received at the recent book launch...

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Flying South with Daniel Duncan at Storytime Sunday

Take a look at our photos from the wonderful event..

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A Double Stortyime Sunday with Katie Blackburn and Richard Smythe

A dozy bear and his secrets of sleep and food...

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The Secret Behind the Bear… With Katie Blackburn & Richard Smythe

When you’re having trouble getting your kids to sleep, or introducing different foods and finding that you are up...

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Storytime Sunday with Ada Grey and Rockabye Pirate!

Ahoy matey! Pirate themed Storytime with the lovely Ada Grey...

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A Storytime party with Laura Hughes and Lucy Rowland!

We were joined by the author and illustrator of The Birthday Invitation for Storytime Sunday...

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The Wonderful World of Ada Grey!

You may well have two or more of these books at home, illustrated by Ada Grey.
The Bright Agency spotted her...

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Behind the Book with Laura Hughes and Lucy Rowland

Illustrator, Laura Hughes and author Lucy Rowland will be joining us for story time on Sunday 21st May. Here they talk...

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If You’re Looking to Launch Your Book, We have the Perfect Place…

We have hosted some fantastic book launches here over the past few months. Here are our highlights...

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Matt Hunt’s Message in a Bottle

The very talented Matt Hunt will be joining us for story time on Sunday 7th May with his debut picture book...

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Storytime Sunday with David Litchfield and his Secret GIANT!

David Litchfield joins us at The Bright Emporium for a Storytime Sunday reading his second author/illustrated picture book.

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The Making of Grandad’s Secret Giant, with the Award Winning David Litchfield.

I urge every parent to buy a copy of David’s new picture book. It’s a story about acceptance, described and illustrated...

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Behind The Pumpkin Project with Sarah Jennings!

Sarah Jennings has just completed the illustrations for a book that won the ITV Lorraine’s Top Tales prize...

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A Musical Storytime Sunday with Tom Knight and Jimmy Finnigan!

A fantastically LOUD and ROCKING Storytime Sunday with Jimmy Finnigan's Wild Wood Band!!

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Marvellous Mother’s Day card crafting-

We wanted to give something back to our wonderful Bright Emporium mums, and so did our Brightlings at Craft and Create!

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Storytime Sunday: Here Comes The Sun!

A magical Storytime Sunday with Author and Illustrator Karl Newson and Migy Blanco, reading Here Comes The Sun!

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Spiders Playing Sport: Storytime with Sebastien Braun

Seb Braun returned to the Emporium for a sold out Spinderella Storytime...

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OUR HALF TERM ACTIVITY BONANZA!!

This week it was half term for lots of schools, so the Emporium threw open its doors and filled it with fun for families...

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Storytime Sunday with an Unexpected Visitor!

Jess Courtney Tickle visited the Bright Emporium with her debut author illustrated picture book: The Unexpected Visitor...

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Read! Make! Play! with The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

A magical, musical Read! Make! Play! featuring a small bear and his piano...

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Storytime Sunday: With Gabe Alborozo and Thank Goodness for Bob

We were joined by wonderful super-duo; author, Matthew Morgan & illustrator, Gabe Alborozo...

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HIRE OUR SPACE!

The Bright Emporium is the perfect space to hire, from birthdays, to workshops and more...

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Storytime Sunday: Too Many Carrots with Katy Hudson!

A fabulous start to a new year of Storytime Sunday's with the brilliant Katy Hudson reading her book; Too Many Carrots..

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A Christmas Storytime with Benji Davies & The Storm Whale In Winter

What a wonderfully festive story time finale to round up our events for the year...

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Book Launch: A Dot in the Snow

On Saturday 3rd December, we hosted the official London book launch for A Dot in the Snow, by Corrinne Averiss and Fiona...

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The Best Christmas Present Ever! Storytime with Ben Mantle

A Christmas Storytime Sunday with Ben Mantle, Sunday 27th November...

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Read! Make! Play! With Poles Apart

Poles Apart workshop, Sunday 27th November...

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Read! Make! Play! With The Fox and the Wild

Photos from our last Read! Make! Play! workshop featuring The Fox in the Wild, by Clive Macfarland...

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Building Boys and Girls at Storytime with David Litchfield and Ross Montgomery!

A handful of photos from our brilliant Storytime Sunday...

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10 tips on making Messy Mornings!

Our 'Messy Mornings' facilitator Rachael Bull gives us her Top Mess-Making Tips!

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Introducing Read! Make! Play!

Introducing Read Make Play with Kim: A writer, artist, drama teacher and new Arts Facilitator at The Bright Emporium!

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A Storytime of Four Seasons, with Jessica Courtney-Tickle

We held our first musical story time on Sunday with artist, Jessica Courtney-Tickle. It was great to combine music...

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Get Your Thinking Hats On! Last Storytime Sunday with Julia Patton…

See all the photos from the event and find out what's coming up at The Bright Emporium...

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