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Paul Stickland
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So proud of Helen and DESIGN, just performed a cracking sell out gig at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn as part of NYC POPFEST 2016. A few hours rest before they morph into The Chesterfields and play at the headline gig at The Knitting Factory before The Primitives.

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Studio looked tempting but I got soaked crossing the courtyard to get in.
I may have to stay here tonight...
Torrential rain in Sherborne.
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That's a lovely shot, Paul. Maybe a portfolio of your studio and garden throughout the year?

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Winstone's Bookshop in #Sherborne crowned Independent Bookshop of the Year last night at the British Book Industry Awards!
Huge congratulations to the Winstone Family and all the wonderful team including, of course, my brilliant +Helen Stickland!
Great news for a small independent book shop, struggling against Amazon and the chains but doing something they can never do, and doing it really well, being an important part of the community, a hub for all things books and literacy. A vital part of the Sherborne Literary Festival and doing excellent work in all local schools to bring authors and illustrators in to inspire the next generation of readers.

Here is the judges summing up:
"The shop, founded by Wayne Winstone, showed "strong, market-beating sales growth”, “exceptional” customer service and outreach work in the community – its success the product of "knowledgeable staff, great customers service and well-chosen stock” and a “strategic approach”, according to the judges. “What Wayne has done with the shop is remarkable,” said the judges. “He took a huge risk but it has paid off magnificently. Winstone’s is supremely good at what it does day in, day out, year after year. It’s obviously adored in its community and ambitious to expand. There’s a very exciting future ahead."

‪#‎BBIA2016‬ #books #bookshop   #bookstore  
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+Ellie Kennard there is a bookstore dog, our stripey lurcher, Murphy, who likes to greet all the customers and sniff their shopping.

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Sunshine in #Sherborne
Tulip Princess Irene and a deep velvet red wallflower, smelling delicious in our tiny courtyard garden. 
It's been really cold here in the South West UK. The first bit of warmth and the plants are raring to go.
Many more photos of our gardens and those that surround us here in Dorset in this Collection.
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Oh to be in England... Now that spring is here! Lovely, +Paul Stickland​

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Had a wonderful time at ChipLitFest in Chipping Norton last weekend. Here I am talking about Dinosaur Roar! and about to make pop up paper monsters with a huge crowd of enthusiastic children and their parents. Great children's festival programming from friends, fellow authors and First Draft band members, Jo Cotterill and John Dougherty. 
Fantastic help from Helen and Tabitha as ever!
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Had a fantastic time at Full tường nhé+Paul Stickland

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This Saturday sees the first outing this year for 'First Draft', our new 'LitPop' band. It's a free event and everyone is very welcome to join us in Chipping Norton Town Hall for our lighthearted exploration into the world of children's books!
Jo Cotterill, John Dougherty, Helen and I will be running events over the weekend amongst a starry cast of great Authors and Artists.
I'll also be exhibiting a selection of prints at the Albion Gallery, alongside Korky Paul and Andrew Wildman.

More details here  ▶
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"Lit Pop" is a new one for me. Glad it went well.
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+Helen Stickland is in New York, Good Luck Darling!
Preparing to play two Brooklyn gigs at NYC POPFEST on Saturday 21st May.
In the afternoon, playing as DESIGN at Baby's All Right and in the evening at The Knitting Factory, as The Chesterfields.
Today's task is to hire a Gibson SG for the gig...
Here's the latest DESIGN video, enjoy!
Listen to, or buy, the album here ▶
#nycpopfest   #designtheband  
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Great song. Must be even better live.

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Gloriously strange tulip on my desk
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The Chesterfields and Design head to New York
My talented wife, +Helen Stickland, singer and guitarist with both bands heads to New York next week to play two gigs as part of NYC Popfest 2016.
This Sunday 15th May sees a warm up gig at The QuickSilver Mail in Yeovil, where they'll release this limited edition souvenir CD.
All welcome!

More about Popfest 2016 here:
#popfest   #nycpopfest #popfest2016 #designtheband   #dorset   #somerset  
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Hope their gigs go (or went) well! Just created a Design station on Pandora and am listening to "Coloured Mile."

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Look who I found in the woods!
Working on a pop up paper bug event in the forest for the children of Just So Festival in August.

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So cute!

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It's Shakespeare's Birthday, so Helen has donned her bard's costume for a morning at the bookshop. Now we're heading off to Chipping Norton Literary Festival for the first gig of the year for First Draft, our 'LitPop' band.
Tomorrow I have 100 children for a pop up dinosaur workshop at 10:00am. Oooh, bit early!! 

#chiplitfest   #FirstDraft  
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Had to look up the meaning of "plectrum." Glad the event went well.

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Artist, Author, Designer, Events for Kids
Illustration, Characters, Silly Verse, Design, Web, Working with and empowering children, Author Events, Pop Up Workshops, Public Speaking, Photoshop, Bass Player, Gardener
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Sherborne Dorset England
Milborne Wick UK - Brighton UK - Thursley UK - Ventnor Isle of Wight UK
Being creative, engaging and empowering kids
Artist, Author, Illustrator, Designer, Paper Engineer. 
I post my work live on G+. 
Most of it. A great deal of work in the last year has been secret, you'll have to wait for that later this year!
I started 'working out loud' on google+ in July 2011 and it's been a very interesting journey. Being an artist and sharing my illustration and art on google+ is a unique experience. Much of work that I have created in that time has in some way been crowd-edited by the experience of meeting so many diverse, thoughtful and intelligent people here. Their comments, company, humor and the glimpses into their worlds and disciplines have been incredible gifts. 
On my profile I post my about my work, art and design, the world of paper and pop up books, children's books and working with children in schools and libraries, music, gardens and landscape. Dog and daughter, sons and sunshine! 

2014 and 2015 have seen the republishing of my bestselling children's dinosaur books. This is part of a very exciting collaboration with Nurture Rights and The Natural History Museum in London. 
A very busy couple of years where I travelled all over the UK, worked in the International School In Amsterdam, had an artist residency at Seven Stories in Newcastle, run a community project 'BugStore' with four schools in our local area an innumrable appearances at literary, music and children's festivals, in schools and libraries all over the UK, it's been great fun! 
Not to forget the creation of a 3 metre high Dinosaur Roar mouth!
Much of that is on my G+ profile and more here Paul Stickland Blog

StrangeStore on Google+ is where I post all my new products, promotional experiments and links to my various stores and goods!

Principally known for my work as the creator, author, illustrator and designer of children's picture and pop up books, including many bestselling books, such as:
 - Dinosaur Roar - The Christmas Bear - Ten Terrible Dinosaurs - Big Dig - Truck Jam - One Bear One Dog - Dinosaurs Galore - A Number of Dinosaurs...

This has become a wonderful part of my job and probably my favourite. I've been working with children of all ages for the last twenty years sharing my passion for children's literature and creativity via the medium of children's picture and pop up books, giving author visits and pop-up book workshops for children of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. 
It's a great privilege and I've had the pleasure to meet and work with children in schools, libraries and at many of the major UK Literary Festivals and Music Festivals, in Europe and the US. I often post about this fascinating part of my life on G+ and have had so much very positive feedback. 
If you would like to enquire about an Author Event or Pop Up Workshop, please visit the Paul Stickland Author Visits and Workshops page on my website, or contact me directly here. 

PopUpPaper is my pop up book and paper engineering blog. It features the work of some amazing paper engineers. Pop up books, paper folding, papercraft, paper art, paper toys, origamic architecture, free pop up templates, free pop up card templates, free papertoys, everything paper! 

I live in rural south west of England in Sherborne, Dorset, England with the beautiful bookseller and sensational songwriter  +Helen Stickland , our lovely little daughter Tabitha and my four wonderful sons, Felix, Kit, Gus, Arthur. 
My eldest wonderful and talented son Rowan Stickland lives in Totnes, Devon. 

 Please note, unless credited otherwise, all images, posted on my profile or any of the pages above are ©paul stickland and all rights are reserved. However if you are interested in using any image, do ask!
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Six amazing children and a wonderful wife! Built some beautiful houses and gardens.
  • Brighton Art College
  • Portsmouth
    Foundation Arts
  • Ryde School
  • Godalming Grammar School
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