Paperback Palaces

In 2016, we began a long-term collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces.

Over 30 classes across three key stages read books with historical themes. In 2018, during Pop Up’s National Festival in June, they had the chance to meet the authors at either the Tower of London, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace.

In advance of the events, authors and teachers came together to co-plan schemes of work around the books. The goal was to bring the stories to life for students while deepening their understanding of the venue’s history.


Additional Events

In January 2017 HRP also hosted and supported our first ever professional development day for children’s authors, held at Hampton Court Palace, where 60 children’s writers and illustrators took part in expert-led sessions to develop their education practice. 98% of those authors said they “learned something new” and expressed demand for more CPD opportunities in the future.

The Author Development Day ran for a second time in January 2018, with Historic Royal Palaces kindly hosting the day at the Tower of London.

Pop Up also delivered a short talk at HRP’s ‘Relevance’ conference in 2017, while HRP have run sessions as part of Pop Up’s Author Development Day, and attended Pop Up Lab 2017.