It’s the last chance to see Peter Blake’s An Alphabet at the Walker Art Gallery this weekend. Not only is it a display of 26 exquisite collages that draw upon Blake’s fascination with typography and popular culture, it is also an excellent place for toddlers learning to read, as I discovered on a trip to the gallery with my three year old.
‘Look mum an ‘A’… and a ‘B’… and a ‘curly C for cat’… and a ‘D’…’ and so on until all 26 letters were accounted for. ‘What shall we see next?’ I said. ‘Let’s do it again’ was the fairly predictable reply.
Luckily there is a well placed bench in the middle of the gallery, but if you are coming with your little alphabet-enthusiast maybe bring a pillow.