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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 […]

H is for hearse


Our 26 Words launch last month was buzzing. Free Word Centre was packed with artists and writers who came together to share their artwork and stories. We have a beautifully designed 26 Words book, which pairs colour photographs of each artwork with the stories of how they were made. Buy it here for just £12. The exhibition […]

The perfect pitch?


We think so. In September, on the lead up to our 10th anniversary, we were on the look out for a writer to produce a short history of 26. Justina Hart told us why she was the writer for the job. We couldn’t agree more.    I’d like to write the short history of 26: […]

26 Words, starting with acidulate


The first of the creation stories to document a unique collaboration between 26 writers and lettering artists.     Cherrell Avery, FSSI, FCLAS Lettering Artist & Calligrapher Will Awdry, Advertising copywriter Strangers to each other, Cherrell Avery and I approached the dictionary in the sticky basement of the Betsey Trotwood. In an echo of a […]

The 26 noticeboard


News and announcements about all things 26 including Wordstock, 26 Words, Pecha Kucha and celebrating Norwich’s literary past.   Norwich rocks! My daughter had gone to see Bruce Springsteen at Wembley and she suggested I should start my part of our 26 Writers for Norwich launch with ‘GOOD EVENING NORWICH. ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?’ […]

The 26 Noticeboard

26 wall

This is the place where you find news and events around all things 26, from July’s Pecha Kucha, to Wordstock on film to a new project called 26 Letters and the ripple effect of 26 Treasures of Childhood.   Pecha Kucha It’s 26… it’s the Betsey Trotwood… it can only mean more of that pecha […]

News and events


There’s no hibernating for 26’s members; the month is brimming with creative projects, conferences and book launches. And after work, comes play with news of sunny Spain.   Mudlarking on the Thames foreshore The other day, Andy Hayes gathered together his 26 Milers at the Samuel Pepys to celebrate the project’s online launch. The pub’s […]