Friday, 31 January 2014

Discover Story opens new "Secret Agent" themed interactive exhibition on February 15th 2014.

Watch out, watch out - there's a spy about at Discover Story!

Just in time for the half-term holidays, Discover Story unveils its new interactive exhibition themed around secret agents and spies. 

Excitement and adventure abound on Saturday February 15th 2014 as the exhibition opens with a free day launching the centre’s spring programme of snooping and sleuthing and top secret activities, not to mention a visit from Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child.

Discover Children’s Story Centre’s exhibitions have been nominated for the 2012 European Museum Academy International Children’s Museum Award. Secret Agents follows hot on the heels of their blockbuster exhibition Journey to Space with award winning illustrator Jim Field and sold out collaboration with Punchdrunk Enrichment, The House Where Winter Lives.

Discover commissioned illustrator Peter Mac and hollywood screenwriter and author of the new Tarzan books Andy Briggs to create the exhibition. Children aged 6+ will be briefed on the mission at hand, to stop the evil Dr.Iscove from stealing the pocket money of everyone on the planet. Children will attend an exclusive Secret Agent training academy, to try and stop the villain in his tracks. They will master surveillance techniques, unlock codes, dodge laser beams, learn how to make themselves invisible and all the special skills to complete their mission. 

Sarah Dance, Discover’s Interim Chief Executive said, ‘This brilliant experience for children, it blends together excellence in art, design and storytelling to inspire children to make up incredible stories. It’s been a pleasure for us to work with such talented artists as Peter Mac and Andy Briggs.’ 
Exhibition illustrator Peter Mac said, ‘The project for the Discover Centre has been a very exciting challenge and it's great to be part of a team and to work on a very special learning space for young people.’
The exhibition’s writer Andy Briggs said ‘Deep in the basement of the Discover Centre lies the greatest adventure in London - and I am proud to have worked with the Discover Centre to bring it to life.’ 
Secret Agents will be accessible to budding spies everywhere from 15 February 2014.