The BFG in Pictures

Image Credit: (currently unpublished) drawing from the 1st version of The BFG. © Quentin Blake

The Burton at Bideford, Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2QQ


Saturday 15 July 2017 – Sunday 01 October 2017
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm (open until 5pm during August) Sun 11am - 4pm


Talk and Tour by Olivia Ahmad, House of Illustration
July 22nd at 2pm

Chosen by Sir Quentin Blake himself, the 40 illustrations in this exhibition are the first major collection of artwork from Roald Dahl's classic tale about Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant. The exhibition is a reflection upon the book, and the pictures are all from his archive. The collection includes Blake's first BFG illustrations - unpublished and never seen by the public before - as well as the illustrations that we all know and love. The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition from House of Illustration.

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