Tucked away in Bethnal Green until the end of the month is a gem of an exhibition for anyone with an ounce of nostalgia in their bones. Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle is an exhibition of the work of master pen-wielder Quentin Blake and his work for seminal children’s author Roald Dahl. A wonderfully curated and undoubtedly heart warming show, with the opportunity to see original drawings from Quentin himself that do a pretty astute job of shepherding you down memory lane.
The exhibition itself is a celebration of everything the pair created together; the stories, characters and memories that were very much a collaborative effort. They first worked together on a story called The Enormous Crocodile, and proceeded to work on another 21 tales including classics such as the BFG and Matilda. With arguably the most recognisible mark maker ever to work in children’s illustration, the exhibition is a genuine treat for an older fan, or whipper-snapper enjoying the books for the first time.
Go on, give in to your inner child and visit this wonderful show. It's guaranteed to bring a dash more happiness into your life and wipe away some of that cynicism you've managed to build up since you had to grow up, be an adult and stop reading books with pictures in them.
Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle
Runs until 6 September
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London. E2 9PA