We are delighted to announce that Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things has opened at Discover, London. Lighting design by Michael Grubb Studio.
Children can step inside a huge chocolate cake, discover a secret larder, swishy swashy their way through a Bear Hunt and explore Bad Things in the Dread Shed. The exhibition features hidden rooms where clues can be found that reveal the inspiration behind Michael’s writing including his Grandparents’ sitting room and his classroom. Younger children can participate in Bear Hunt trail whilst older children can go on a fun fact finding mission and create poems of their own to takeaway.
Award winning author Michael Rosen said ‘This exhibition is one of the most exciting things to have happened in my writing career. I am someone who has found a way of writing that is often about digging up stuff to do with my past and here is Discover making that into a giant room that families and schools can explore. Just as exciting for me, as someone who works with children and students at Goldsmiths, University of London, is the idea that this exhibition acts as a springboard for children, teachers and parents to talk together about things that they remember or think up, and this, I hope, will turn into writing and performing new poems and stories.’
Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things has been created, produced and designed by Discover Children’s Story Centre and will be touring the country from summer 2016.