Here we list a range of forthcoming events which may be of interest to IBBY members and others interested in books for young people. 

23 May: IBBY AGM

6pm at Waterstones Piccadilly

Please join us to find out about IBBY UK's work over the year and for a panel discussion on the SLA'S Riveting Reads: A World of Books in Translation with Daniel Hahn, Joy Court, Sarah Ardizzone and Helen Wang. . We will also be saying a fond farewell to long-standing IBBY member John Dunne. Book your tickets here! 


1 December 2016 - 21 April 2017: Jane Ray

Jane Ray

Jane Ray: Illustration for Hospitals Exhibition, December 1 2016 – 21 April 2017

Jane Ray, IBBY UK nominee for the Andersen Illustration Award 2018, has a new exhibition of her work at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre.

The work on show is in support of The Nightingale Project, a scheme that brightens up the environments in mental health services in London with art and music. Jane’s exhibition is the latest in a number of contributions from illustrators and musicians which have included temporary exhibitions in waiting rooms, art on permanent display in hospital wards and live concerts in hospitals.

Jane follows a number of other well-known artists and musicians who have worked with The Nightingale Project, including Ian Beck, Sir Quentin Blake, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Stephen Hough, Jonny Hannah, Peter Blake, Hannah Firmin and the Tippett Quartet.

Jane’s exhibition showcases work that she has created specifically for hospitals, and includes original paintings and large vinyl prints, including images that are to be reproduced on the walls in the women's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at St Charles Hospital. A new series of signed, limited edition giclée prints of designs by Jane are also on sale in aid of the Nightingale Project.

  • The exhibition is at South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre, 1 Nightingale Place, London SW10 9NG. (Alongside Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. It runs from December 1 2016 – April 21 2017.
  • Further information on The Nightingale Project.
  • Illustrator and IBBY UK member Dianne Hofmeyer visited the exhibition’s opening, which is included in her blog about what the children’s bookshops have to offer this Christmas.