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Frank Cottrell Boyce: A Million Summer Suns

Friday 17th October

The best-selling author, screen-writer and script-writer of the dazzling London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony explores the power and pleasure of stories. The David Fickling Lecture in partnership with Seven Stories, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Students from Sunningwell Primary School on Maggie's Day 2013. Pic: Maria Goodson

Schools workshops

Wednesday 3rd September

Get your class, Brownie pack or birthday party excited about stories this spring by exploring plots and characters inspired by 26 Characters.

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Cambrdige and Will

Capturing Characters

Friday 26th September

How do you capture a character? What is revealed when you transform authors into their story heroes? BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz talks to celebrity portrait artist Cambridge Jones about photographing the rich and famous.

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