Little Big Stories - Stories on a small scale


Little Big Stories - Stories on a small scale

Can you tell a story in words and pictures and fit it on a postcard? If so Westminster Library Service want to see your stories for display in Pimlico library! 

Location: Pimlico Library, Westminster
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Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2021

I'm running a mailart show with Westminster Libraries in London, for a display in Pimlico library from March 25, 2011, so the deadline for this call is March 11th. The works will be on the walls for 2 weeks or so.

What we want is postcard sized (up to A5 should be fine - feel free to interpret this as you wish) stories from mailartists, comics creators and anyone else who can tell a story. The works will go up on the walls of the library as a backdrop to talks by comics creators and artists, and I may even do a talk about mailart.

Ultimately, the idea is to produce a book of all the stories which will go on the shelves of Pimlico library, so your stories will be immortalised, but this isn't yet confirmed. 

We'd love to get as many Little Big stories as possible, so if you intend to send us one, or want to swap some ideas, drop in and lets talk!

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What are the specifications for the show? 3 Replies

Theme: Postcard sized graphic stories Format: You can submit as many pieces as you like for the show, to be sent in the post, A5 or below in size if possible (that bit is pretty open to…Continue

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by andytgeezer Feb 11, 2011.

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Comment by andytgeezer on January 20, 2012 at 11:57pm
Hi Kyra

I'm sorry but the show is over for 2011. However, I am already in discussion with the librarians about this years show. It was such fun last year it's very likely we'll do it again this year, so as soon as I know I'll post it here!
Comment by Kyra Matustik on January 11, 2012 at 12:10pm

Andy looks great at the library, I would like to participate. best.Kyra

Comment by andytgeezer on April 28, 2011 at 1:08am

Managed to take some pics of the exhibition today - the librarians were superb and really put a lot of effort into the presentation and it looked GREAT!


Photos going up as I type at and more to follow.


The stories have gone down really well, with lots of people in the library stopping to look at them all on the way round and Pimlico library have even spoken to us about hosting a similar show soon. Details to follow


Martha, by the way, our librarian friend who helped get the show together LOVED your piece/ I really thought it was spot on the money. There is another scathing piece in the show regarding the closure of St James library in Victoria. Powerful stuff

Comment by andytgeezer on April 26, 2011 at 11:23pm
Thanks for the heads up on the Field Study Martha, I've put it in for 7th May and will spread the word, Nice to see mailart culture getting a lookin at V&A
Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 26, 2011 at 8:16pm

Sorry i cannot make it to the workshop i did not occur to me that it could be an evening thing and I am usually busy at that time. 

remember you asked me about Field Study? there is an exhibition at the moment check it out:

 V&A website:

good luck with your talk!


Comment by andytgeezer on April 26, 2011 at 4:03pm
Thanks Martha! I'll drop in tomorrow (I'm doing a talk tomorrow on mailart - eek!) and will try and get some pics! Can't wait to see it!
Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 20, 2011 at 7:02pm
Hi Andy your show is pretty impressive, well done! I shall go to see it soon.
Comment by andytgeezer on April 19, 2011 at 11:59pm
Hey Louise it may not make it onto the walls as the pieces are now all mounted and up on the walls. However, there is a possibility that the library will be working with me and Elena to produce a book of the pieces submitted, and I have suggested including pieces that missed the deadline and maybe even new pieces for the book.

Watch this space, as if this happens your piece will definitely be in there
Comment by andytgeezer on April 19, 2011 at 11:56pm

Newest blog post up on the Westminster libraries blog is of Little Big Stories! Check it out! The librarians done a fine job of displaying the pieces, check out the pics, they backed each one to make them stand out and the stories are on the shelf ends as well as on the walls.


Apparently people have been stopping and reading all the stories and the response has been really excellent!

Comment by andytgeezer on April 18, 2011 at 4:06pm
I'll double check when I get home, as I haven't had time to check the mail. In the meantime send me a copy to and I'll see if I can make sure you are included

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