Kirkby Gallery: Tale of the Unexpected

Kirkby Gallery: Tale of the Unexpected

Kirkby Gallery: Tale of the Unexpected

Venue: Kirkby Gallery
Date(s): 1.8.22 - 17.9.22
Time(s): All Day

This Summer, Kirkby Gallery will be transformed into a larger-than-life book with giant pages, filled with stories and poems written by young people from 16 different Knowsley schools. You can walk through the huge illustrated anthology, read the stories and even get creative while you’re here!

It’s the perfect exhibition for the whole family to keep the kids entertained over the holidays – bright, colourful, full of fun, and free!
We’re holding a Private View event to give people a first glimpse of the show before it opens to the public.

We’d especially like to welcome pupils from the schools involved and their families to see it first.

At the Private View, we will be giving away copies of the stories for you to keep as a special memento – you might even be lucky enough to get yours signed by some of the young writers!
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tina Ball and let us know how many places you would like.
Call 0151 443 4936 or email

We would like to thank the following schools for taking part in creative writing workshops with our writer-in-residence Susan Comer and producing such wonderful stories and poems:

Halewood C of E Primary School, Eastcroft Park Primary, Huyton with Roby CE Primary School, Westvale Primary School, Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School, St Michaels and All Angels Primary School, St Marie’s Catholic Primary, St Mary and St Paul’s CE Primary School, St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, Ravenscroft Community Primary School, St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School, Park Brow Community Primary School, Millbrook Community Primary School, Meadow Park Primary School, Malvern Primary School, Kirkby C of E Primary School.

Artists Chris Edwards and David Holmes have created the illustrations inspired by the pieces of writing to bring it to life visually.