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Pathways Plus Webinar: Working with Writers


If you were unable to attend our webinar with Smriti Halls, Steve Small, and Elorine Grant, don’t worry! You can catch the entire webinar right here. Join us as we delve into a discussion about working with writers.

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Join in on the discussion

In this webinar, we bring together four expert speakers – Chanté, Selom, Viola, and Jenny – to share their insights and expertise on the fascinating world of children’s illustration. With a focus on colour theory, gender representation, and developing a character, this webinar is a must-watch for all aspiring illustrators.

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Interview with Sahar Haghgoo


Read our latest interview with Iranian-English artist Sahar Haghgoo! Find out what inspires her work, the projects she is currently working on and her experience with Pathways.

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Pop Up Drawing Competition


We’re excited to announce that the 4 competition winners of our Pop Up drawing contests have been selected! If you want to see their incredible artwork and learn more about their ideas, then click on the link below. You won’t be disappointed. We would like to thank all those who applied, as your submissions were wonderful and made the selection process quite challenging.

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Celebrating the launch of the new batch of Pathways Into Children’s Publishing


So much talent under one roof! We had a phenomenal night as all our present and alumni Pathways Into Children’s Publishing mentees came together with our partners, mentors, tutors, board members and supporters across the industry and beyond.

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Dylan Calder on hopes for Pop Up Projects’ future


Dylan Calder, Executive Director at Pop Up Projects, speaking at the launch of Pathways Into Children’s Publishing.

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Pathways Into Children’s Publishing Launch

“What a fantastic celebration! Words cannot express how grateful we are for each and every person who attended and helped bring this special day together. Thank you to our panellists for bringing their expertise and knowledge of the industry and raising important topics of discussion.”

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Alumni Feature: Nami Ralph


Meet our Pathways Into Children’s Publishing alumni Nami Ralph… read in her own words what inspires her and her experience with Pop Up”


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January Newsletter


“January kicks-off two of our Pathways courses: Pathways Into Children’s Publishing’s ‘Foundation’ week for untrained artists sees five days of sessions delivered with lecturers from seven university BA and MA illustration courses…


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December Newsletter


Making it to the end of another super challenging year, we’re proud to say that, despite a few hard knockbacks, Pop Up just appears to be getting stronger. The year began on a financial knife-edge and yet by its end we’d produced three new Pathways programmes – courses for illustrators, writers and aspiring publishers – all of which kick-off in the next four months…


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Marcus Sedgwick


Marcus Sedgwick’s passing, in November, was the loss of a voice with so much yet to say and tell. One of our greatest children’s writers, his books have that lasting feel to them, you just know that in the future whole new generations of readers will rediscover him, long after we all are gone…


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