About the ImagiNation Project

ImagiNation is a reading and arts activity for 11-18yr olds running in 11 library authorities across the East: Bedford Borough, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend, Suffolk and Thurrock.

ImagiNation is now in its third year.

Young people have been involved in all stages of the development of this project: they invented the name, developed the logo, designed this blog and planned the activity; with the help of artists and designers chosen by the young people themselves. In 2014 they also co-produced a series of arts workshops in libraries around the region. 

2015 logo by young people from Southend with designer Katie Kennedy

2015 logo by young people from Southend with designer Katie Kennedy

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2014 logo designed by young people from Thurrock with artist Tom Knight

The aim of ImagiNation is to enjoy reading over the summer and then get creative! You’ll get a log when you join, with activities to choose from to help you express your ideas about what you have read, or record how a book made you feel. You don’t have to be ‘good at drawing’ and you don’t have to write lots if you don’t want to: instead you could  paint a picture,  take a photo, write a poem, use music…. anything creative that sparks your imagination.

You will also get the chance to be part of a collaborative artwork being made in a library near you, and to share your art and ideas with other young people here on this blog.

If you are in Essex (including Southend and Thurrock) there is an exciting new art activity for you to take part in this year – ImagiNation: My Zine.

To join, simply visit your library this summer and ask about ImagiNation!

The ImagiNation project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Other partners involved in the project are: The Royal Opera House Bridge Organisation, The Norfolk and Norwich Bridge Organisation and The Reading Agency.

By the way this blog looks much better in Google Chrome; if you’re viewing this page using internet explorer some features might not work.

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