26 Children’s Winters

26 Children’s Winters is the 2015/16 incarnation of our biannual 26 Stories of Christmas project and this year we’ve teamed up with the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh and local children’s charity, It’s Good 2 Give. All winter the museum is running an exhibition of 26 treasures that bring alive children’s winters over history. Whether it’s a white feather muff or a set of 1960s board games – 26’s writers have done a brilliant job in capturing the essence of winter in 62 words – the sestude, our signature form.

As well as the exhibition our writers have written blog pieces about the experience which will be posted over December here: 26project.org.uk/26childrenswinters

The object and sestudes will appear daily over December in our very own online advent calendar here: http://26storiesofchristmas.com/ We’d love you to share it.

As well as celebrating the winter season we’re also raising money for It’s Good 2 Give who have teamed up with the museum to create Christmas cards. You can find out more about their work here: http://www.itsgood2give.co.uk/ and buy cards and donate.

Our exhibition is now live online on the Capital Collections website.

https://www.capitalcollections.org.uk/index.php?a=ViewItem&i=40208&WINID=1457086187861

Many thanks to my colleague Nico Tyack for making it happen.

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley