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Here be Dragons, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Here be Dragons, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

22 July-8 October 2017

See magical images created by some of the world’s best children’s illustrators and writers in this family oriented exhibition.

The worlds of literature, film and art, both past and present, demonstrate the enduring popularity of the dragon as magical creature, fearsome fire-breather, insomniac guardian of treasures, and scaly flying serpent. A creature to be loved and loathed, perhaps, but never cuddled, stroked or offended!

This family oriented summer show sets out to mine the rich seam of dragon lore through images created by some of the world's best children’s illustrators and writers, from Chris Riddell (Ottaline and Goth Girl) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) to Quentin Blake and Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).

Visitors to this awe-inspiring exhibition can expect to encounter a veritable Dragon’s Den – in two and three dimensions – crammed with creatures that have leapt out of their favourite books. There will be copies of famous dragon tales to browse in the story corner and purchase in the shop. There's also exciting dragon events, workshops and storytelling sessions. 

Eight virtual dragon eggs are hidden around the City of Bath for you to find. Find them all using the Victoria Art Gallery's free app and you could win a goody bag with signed books, toys and more!

Sounds fantastic! Visit the Victoria Art Gallery this summer for more information.

Pictured: Tell Me a Dragon, pub. Frances Lincoln