SYLVANIAN FAMILIES

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Et In Sylvania Ego – my bittersweet poem about furry 1980s toys, exhibited in 2013 At The V&A Museum Of Childhood, and was published in the ’26 Treasures of Childhood’ anthology.

How come?

In 2012 I was invited to take part in a nostalgic writing adventure for the Museum of Childhood. It was run by the writers group 26 and the wonderful Ministry of Stories.

I was paired by chance with the Sylvanians, and asked to write a personal response to them in only 62 words.

You can read all about it in this Design Week write up, and this piece I wrote about it here.

Or you can read the actual poem below.

(Small word of warning – it has made some grown men cry.)

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Three generations
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