Hey everyone. As we move into the Christmas period, I hope you’re gearing up for a well earned rest. The creative community of Birmingham has done some outstanding things this year, and next year is shaping up to be even better.
Over the past five years we’ve grown a big community full of extremely talented people. We’ve been looking for ways to harness that talent for a good cause and earlier in the year I contacted Acorns to see if they’re be interested in being part of an exhibition I was planning that mixed my love of children’s books with my passion for the community. Acorns is a charity close to my heart having worked with them in my time at Villa and seeing the amazing work they do for children with life limiting illnesses. They are a local charity and recently Moin Younis, ambassador for Acorns, won the pride of Britain award.
We have brought together 15 utterly brilliant illustrators who have given up their free time to produce an illustration based on their favourite children’s book. We’ll be exhibiting their work on Friday 8th December from 6.30pm, a night where I hope the whole community take the chance to come together before Christmas, enjoy free drinks, some food from The Middle Feast and catch up with each other as we head into the winter break. There’ll also be music and VR demos of Tilt Brush, a pop up shop featuring other works by the artists and 2 signed copies of Oliver Jeffers newest book Here We Are.
This is a one night only thing and your only chance to see every illustration in the flesh. During the exhibition and until the 15th December we will be auctioning the work online at https://badego.org.uk/acorns-auction (not yet live) with all proceeds going to the charity.
I hope you can make it, and please tell everyone you know this is happening. Share the event from these locations:
To sign off, here’s a message from Acorns:
We are extremely thankful to Daniel and Badego for their support in holding this event to raise much needed funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice and know that this will make a real difference for the families who rely on Acorns to help them tackle the many challenges they face every single day.
In the past year, Acorns has provided care for over 879 children and supported more than 1,097 families, including those who are bereaved.
Acorns provides babies, children and young people aged 0-18 years who have life limiting or life threatening conditions and associated complex needs with a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support.