A practice-sharing conference for teachers, educators & literature professionals


Lab invigorates practice and programming by exploring imaginative approaches to engaging young readers and writers with literature.

This year’s Lab focuses on ‘visual storytelling’ – the reading, teaching, making & publishing of illustration and comics – in the UK & internationally

360 attendees will access 32 events across the two days. Facilitators and attendees include teachers, authors, publishers, literature producers, and children’s literature organisations from 10 countries.


Full programme available to download here now! Full two-day schedule also available here! Ticket purchasers will be emailed on Monday 12th June with a full briefing pack and the opportunity to pre-select 4 out of 15 sessions per day.


Tickets are £125 for one day & £175 for two days. Two-day tickets can be shared between two people (i.e. a school or organisation).

One day tickets can be purchased HERE & two day tickets can be purchased HERE. Please note you will be directed to Nobrow’s website to purchase tickets.

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer or require an invoice – or for any other enquiries – please email lab@pop-up.org.uk


Sessions with: Arts Basics for Children (Belgium) / Bright Emporium / Centre for Literacy in Primary Education / Emma Press / Exploring Senses / Fundacion la Fuente (Chile) / Government Art Collection / Hamelin (Italy) / House of Illustration / Let’s Be Brief / Literature Wales / Metal Culture / Montreuil Children’s Book Fair (France) / Nobrow & MiniLab / PositiveNegatives / Stephen Spender Trust / Tantagora (Spain) / Technology Will Save Us / The Night Zookeeper / Tiny Owl / Translators in Schools / Why Comics? / Writers Centre Norwich plus children’s illustrators & comics artists from Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania,

Pop Up Lab is presented in association with Nobrow & Transbook.


Pop Up Lab is entirely funded through ticket sales and receives no grant or subsidy, so purchasing tickets makes Lab possible. Complimentary tickets are strictly limited to supporters and facilitators.


SUPPORTED BY: Peterborough City Council / Vivacity Peterborough / Peterborough Regional College

Transbook is supported by: Creative Europe Programme