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Greg Wise still from Sense and Sensibility

Greg Wise recently lent his voice to our film and theatre Touch to See books for blind teenagers. After the session we chatted about Hollywood movies, acting on stage and working with his wife Emma Thompson.

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Announcing our new Digital Ambassador     Lucy Edwards

Lucy Edwards Living Paintings

Lucy is visually impaired and her YouTube channel, Yesterdays Wishes, has  a following of 22,000 viewers. She vlogs about make-up and life as a young VI person.

We are working on some great digital projects with Lucy that we’ll be launching soon!

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Alison Clarke

Library member reviews new book, Short Stories: Fabulous Frocks.

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Living Paintings Newsletter

October 2015 update

Hugless Douglas Living Paintings

David Melling and Hugless Douglas give Living Paintings a bear hug!

David has been author-in-residence, since June, for our online picture book Hub Wigwam. To celebrate this we’re working hard to publish Hugless Douglas for the library in time for Christmas. The adaptation has been funded by Lifeline 4 Kids.

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BBC children in need with Living paintings

Be a fundraising hero

It’s that time of year – when our heroes at BBC Children in Need gear up to get everyone fundraising!  This year the theme is to dress as your childhood hero… we were delighted to see our old friend Terry Wogan, who created a great description of our tactile image of Pudsey,  in his cowboy kit as Gene Autry.  And remember that anything you raise for Children in Need could help one of our young library members benefit from our Touch to See books.

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Elodie and mum

Reading for pleasure

Our recent survey of young library members showed that 84% of them are more interested in reading for pleasure since they started borrowing from our library.

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Touch to See book club in Kent with Living Paintings

Touch to See Book Club news

Gravesend Art Group gets inspiration from Touch to See book club title Monet and van Gogh’s Love of Flowers. This art group was set up in March by Wendy Daws. This is her story…

The Bear Who Went Boo!

The bear who went boo by David Walliams


We are delighted to announce that we will be co-publishing David Walliams’ new picture book in Touch to See on 5 November 2015. This means that blind and visually impaired children will be able to enjoy the book on the same day as David’s sighted fans.

To be the first to borrow the book email us or call 01635 299771

Order your Christmas cards today

christmas card Snowflake

A picture of the Bullfinches Christmas Card

The cards are sold in packs of 10 with envelopes at £4 per pack and £1 per pack for postage and packaging.

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