Children’s Books from Soviet Russia – 1 June-11 September With the perfect synthesis of typography, design and illustration, Soviet children’s publishing in the 1920s and 1930s revolutionised the picture book against a turbulent political backdrop.
Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics, 1–12 June
Discover the world of Shōjo Manga (girls’ comics in Japanese) in the UK’s first major exhibition of the genre, on tour in the UK. Japan’s shōjo manga culture dates back to the post-war years but only evolved into its broad-ranging and hugely-popular form of today as a result of the innovative work of a small group of artists in the 1970s. This exhibition explores the work of pioneering artists Keiko Takemiya, Yukiko Kai, and Akiko Hatsu through elaborate Genga'(Dash) prints.
Adults £7 (£5 conc.) Children £4
“It’s ours whatever they say!” – Celebrating half a century of adventure play in Islington – Until 25 June, Daily 10am-5pm (closed Wednesdays and Sundays) @ Islington Museum
Islington has 12 adventure playgrounds that have been around for almost 50 years. Researched and produced by Islington Play Association, this fascinating exhibition explores the heritage of local children and these play spaces, and highlights why adventure playgrounds are so important to them.
“It’s ours whatever they say!” further examines the significant role of local people’s community action in the development of these sites, especially mothers in their fight for children’s rights to play.