The wonderful Lucy Macnab and Ben Payne have joined forces with Nick Hornby to open a London branch of Dave Egger’s 826 Valencia. If you’re unaware of the Once Upon A School project, or 826, you should watch this TED talk by Eggers as it’ll probably be the best thing you watch all day. If you’re already familiar with 826 then you’ll understand how exciting it is to have our own store in London.
The Ministry Of Stories is a wonderful thing – and, as with all 826 centres, comes equipped with a fake storefront selling themed products. The London variation? Why, a monster supply store of course (I would imagine Chloe Noonan and the Ministry have managed to establish an uneasy truce).
Solipsistic Pop are incredibly proud to announce that we will be teaching a two day comics workshop on the 11th and 12th December as part of the “re-opening” week of the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies store.
Several SP contributors will be on hand to help 8-11 year olds create their very own monsters. It’s going to be a lot of fun. And gives us a great opportunity to put our money where our mouth is and engage children with comics face-to-face. Hopefully, if this weekend goes well, this will be the start of a long collaboration with the Ministry. Be sure to get down there and show your support by volunteering or buying some Zombie Fresh Mints!