The Learning Department is delighted to welcome the BFG in Pictures, a touring exhibition from House of Illustration to the Cathedral from 7 - 27 January 2022. Using over 40 of Quentin Blake's illustrations, the BFG in Pictures Exhibition charts the development of one of the most iconic characters in children's literature and offers a glimpse of the BFG that might have been. The illustrations are exhibited alongside reproductions of the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator.  

What does a visit to the exhibition include? 

Led by the Cathedral Artist in Residence, schools can book a special 90 minute workshop centred around the exhibition where the children learn to draw in the style of Quentin Blake. The workshop would include:

- a guided tour of the BFG exhibition

- a comparative look at the Cathedrals medieval wall paintings

- an opportunity for children to respond artistically to the exhibition

Shorter, self-guided sessions are also available. 

What do people say about us? 

Sandford Assessor - June 2018:

The programmes offered by the talented and experienced Education Team are outstanding. Teachers organising a school visit here can be confident that their pupils will be totally engaged and inspired

Contact us

To find out more or to make a booking, please contact us on 01727 890212 or at [email protected]