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[CANCELLED] Biblio-Buzz presents: Tales for The Cabinet of Curiosity


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Sat 15 February 2020 • 10:30am


29 Mar 2020 • 5:00pm

[CANCELLED] This event has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please follow our social media channels for updates and upcoming events.

Once again, Alexandra Palace is hosting the Biblio Buzz Children's Books Awards and with it lands our Library of Lost Tales. An interactive installation that will spark the imagination of anyone that comes to the workshops programmed, the Library of Lost Tales will tour the libraries in the area during the weeks ahead of the award ceremony, which takes places at Alexandra Palace Sunday 29th March 2020.

Imagine that on a very ordinary day, something extraordinary happened. Appearing from nowhere, a cabinet lands and it’s here to inspire curiosity, creative writing. It’s wonky, it’s scratched, and contained behind the sheets of glass live the cabinet’s treasures…and it calls to be opened.

We invite the curiously minded to pay a visit to the marvellously extraordinary “Cabinet of Curiosity”. Children can marvel at the odd, the unique and the strange as our interactive installation appears at their local library with our team of Tale Keepers, the fanatical collectors of extraordinary stories. Over the years, the Tale Keepers have travelled the planet to seek out the most intriguing and unique stories the world has to offer. These stories are displayed in the cabinet, an interactive and accessible way of inspiring curiosity, creative writing and expand imaginations.

STROUT GREEN LIBRARY, 206A Stapleton Hall Rd, Stroud Green, London N4 4QL (map):
- Sat 15 February 14:00-15:30
- Sat 22 Feb 10:30-12:00

MARCUS GARVEY LIBRARY, 1 Philip Ln, Tottenham, London N15 4JA (map):
- Sat 29 Feb 14:00-15:30
- Sat 7 March 10:30-12:00

WOOD GREEN LIBRARY, 187-197A High Rd, Hornsey, London N22 6XD (map):
- Sat 14 March 14:00-15:30
- Sat 21 March 10:30-12:00

ALEXANDRA PALACE, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY (map):
- Sunday 29 March, Biblio-Buzz Children's Book Award

Times for Alexandra Palace TBC, for enquiries please email us at [email protected]

  • A3poster Cabinetofcuriosity 2020 AW

The shortlisted books for 2020 are:

  • A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby
  • The Middler Kirsty Applebaum
  • Anna at War – Helen Peters
  • Can you See Me? – Libby Scott/Rebecca Westcott
  • Check Mates – Stewart Foster
  • Malamander – Thomas Taylor

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