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Sally Kindberg gets nostalgic about travel

About twenty years ago I was commissioned by Discovery, Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine to illustrate a journey round the Isle of Man, travelling with writer Ron McMillan who drove the car.  I was supposedly the navigator of our trip, following the … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg’s Corona Virus Diary

Not sure now how many days I’ve had this blooming virus, but yesterday spent at the Royal Free Hospital being checked out, as had chest pains etc. I have arrhythmia a not uncommon heart condition but it felt it was … Continue reading

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Sally Kindberg in the Lake District: Part Two, Keswick

The 555 bus from Kendal will take you to Keswick on a rollercoaster ride past Windermere and other watery places – especially watery on the day I travelled as it was through torrential rain. I sat upstairs in the warm … Continue reading

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Workshops at Heathmere Primary School

Last week some of the Heathmere Primary School classes went on a visit to central London and the City.  Yesterday they told me all about it using story maps, after I showed them different ways people have used map making.

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Map workshop for children at Ledbury Poetry Festival

Last weekend I was at the marvellous Ledbury Poetry Festival running a workshop encouraging children to make a giant interlinking map of magical sounds, and of course taking a few copies of my Draw It! book with me. It travels everywhere!  The venue … Continue reading

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My Draw It! Pirates workshop at Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

  What a delight to take part in Barnes Children’s Book Festival yesterday, not only to see fantastic drawings by children at my Draw It! Pirates workshop but to revisit Barnes, where I once lived with my small family in a granny-flat … Continue reading

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Maps, and feeling restless

Just a hint of spring and I’m feeling restless already, as I sorted out some of the maps I drew for the Independent’s Weekend Walk series, quite a while ago but still enjoy them, especially Cat Bells/Derwent Water.  Two years ago … Continue reading

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Draw It – London maps

Some of the original map drawings for my book Draw It – London published by Bloomsbury Childrens Books last summer 2014.  Remembered how much I’d enjoyed researching this project.  Sadly one is no longer able to take tea and biscuits with the … Continue reading

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Unfinished business

Part of Unfinished business collection of short stories.  And I should be working on something else entirely …

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More maps

Jorge Luis Borges mentions maps in his short story ‘On Exactitude in Science’.  He describes a map whose scale was One mile = One mile, elaborating on Lewis Carroll’s idea in ‘Sylvie and Bruno Concluded’: “What do you consider the … Continue reading

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