Painting with Rainbows ending its journey in Chatham

An exhibition dedicated to the work of famous children’s book author Michael Foreman, is being held at the Chatham Dockyard, where it will stay until November 26.

Painting with Rainbows includes storytelling, reading corners, and family activities, and it blends aspects of Foreman’s work, with the historic resources of the Dockyard.

Susanna Hodder of the Historic Chatham Dockyard said, “we are fortunate enough to have some key connections to some of Michaels work as well in which there will be objects on display from the real life Ali Pasha story from the ship HMS Implacable which was a Chatham based ship.”

“The exhibition itself has been travelling all over the UK and is now at its last venue here with us. It truly is looking spectacular.” She added.

Photo Credit: Damien Wootten

The multi award-winning author and illustrator will be making an appearance on the 9th of November, where he will be giving a talk and book signing.

“I am, of course, honoured to have been invited to the exhibit and very pleased with the way it has been made so interactive and child friendly.” he stated.

“The Tree of Hope, where children can attach ribbons of their hopes and dreams adds a wonderfully positive and affirmative finale to the exhibition. Thank you Seven Stories!”

Seven Stories is the organiser of the event, a charity dedicated to saving, celebrating and sharing children’s books.

Kate Edwards, Chief Executive of Seven Stories said, “This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight Michael’s outstanding contribution to British children’s literature.

“His books have shaped generations of readers as well as inspire new and emerging talent in British children’s literature. It’s an honour to celebrate his work through this exhibition.”