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Tracy Comes to Town
This autumn we're giving you a chance to find out more about - or even meet! - the man behind the illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker books.
In the hands-on exhibition, 'Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants - The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt', you'll be able to meet Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete.
Visitors can have a go at drawing a selection of his characters using a light box; creating their own digital 'Sharracter' with a touch-screen interactive or drawing a Nick Sharratt-inspired picture on a wipe clean wall.
Young visitors will enjoy dressing up in a selection of whacky costumes or flopping on the specially designed rugs and beanbags in the reading area, where they'll find everything from board books to Jacqueline Wilson novels.
If there are children in your family, this is an ideal opportunity to build on their interest in a stimulating contemporary illustrator.
Now just over half way through its year-long run Mansfield Museum in 389¼ Objects is continuing to create lots of interest amongst our visitors. If you haven't yet been in to have a look at this overview of how the Museum handles its collections there is still time to come and see a host of fascinating objects which are rarely on display.
And is it too early to mention the Mansfield Museum Annual Christmas Market? Packed with presents, food and music, this year's bash is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1-3.