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The chips that flew the Atlantic


An idea worth crossing the Atlantic for. Francis Glibbery is one of the writers on 26 Atlantic Crossings, our first international project. In true 26 fashion, Francis brought an original piece of artwork to life with a sestude. And In September, he crossed the vast expanse of ocean to meet the artist he was paired […]

26 Ghosts

21.10.14 Rishi Dastidar - artwork

‘Ghost stories’, Roald Dahl said, ‘are damnably difficult to write.’We challenged 13 fearless writers to create a ghost story in time for Halloween. And, in an added twist, each new story had to be inspired by an old ghostly tale – supposedly true – shared by another member of the group. Once the stories were […]

26 things we learned at Wordstock 2014


From an angry badger and a chicken called Janet, to the story of a lost song and life on Mars in the Utah desert… here are 26 things we learned at Wordstock last Saturday. To those of you who were there too, enjoy; for those of you who weren’t, this is what you missed. See […]

26 Atlantic Crossings


Sam’s Song: Oltramarino Writing by Aimee Chalmers Painting by Sam Sakr     Magnus Opus: orchestrated extravaganza. Tremolo, vibrato… angular syncopation! Hemisemidemiquavers. Leitmotiv strikes false note.   Lake Spirit listens to the lie of the land, Knows the score. Bides its time… Sings: blues to shimmering Lapis Lazuli. Lingers in a lilt of landscape. Pastorale: […]

26 Characters book wins a YCN award


We received some great news last week from Design by St, the designers behind 26 Characters. Our book, that accompanies the 26 Characters exhibition at The Story Museum, won in the graphic design for print category at this year’s YCN awards. There were three stages of judging and some amazing work on display, so a […]

26 Atlantic Crossings


Oh! What a night! 26 Canadian artists from Prince Edward County Studio Tour and their supporters, about 100 people, gathered in Picton, Ontario, to celebrate the opening of 26 Atlantic Crossings.   There was an expression in the 1960’s – a happening. It described an art event, usually performance art. 26 Atlantic Crossings launch party […]

26 Characters at the Story Museum


Our latest project with the Story Museum is underway. The exhibition we’ve contributed to will run until April. Definitely worth a visit. And Sara Sheridan, a writer involved with the project, has just written a piece for the Huffington Post. In an ode to children’s books, Sara discusses the magical qualities of the stories we […]

26 Characters

Image by Jacob Stead

Our latest project, 26 Characters, is now underway. Laura Hunter tells us how the power of stories helped to drive it from start to finish, and everywhere in between.   In the heart of Oxford lies a magical place that enriches lives through story and storytelling. It’s called the Story Museum and it’s the inspiration […]