The Magical Reality of David Almond’s North

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An augmented reality walking trail in the Ouseburn valley weaving magic, archives and the work of David Almond together. Download our app and set off for a new experience of fantastical places.

Where do the stories come from that run through places?

What magic exists and can’t be seen?

David Almond’s books explore the North East through the eyes of children and under the spell of magic. Discover the spaces of the Ouseburn Valley through David’s words, magical realism and augmented reality.

On this walking tour, visitors will encounter David’s sketches and notes from the archive held by Seven Stories, see magical sights and make their own sense of what it means to explore Magical Reality.

The tour starts near Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books and continues along the Ouseburn tow path. Download the app for free here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalcultures.magicalReality

Venue: Seven Stories

The Magical Reality of David Almond’s North