Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Recently co-founder Nick Johnson conducted an interview with fellow literary blogger Zoe Toft of Playing by the Book.  We thought supporters / readers might like to read more about the Pelican Post’s philosophy and objectives on all matters pertaining to better access to children’s fiction… Tell us a little about Pelican Post and how it differs […]


Many books purchased and donated at various events during the course of last year have made their way to two very grateful schools in Kenya. Hotcourses primary school is based in Nyumbani village (swahili for ‘home’) in the Kitui district of eastern Kenya, (about 3 hours drive from Nairobi).  Nyumbani stands on one thousand acres of land donated by the […]


“The real gift is out of all proportion to the cost of the books.  It is wonderful for these students to know that they are not forgotten and we are all linked.” As December 2011 came to a close we at Pelican Post Towers were thrilled to receive a flurry of updates from partnering schools […]


Pelican Post has formed a partnership with the Goge Foundation to bring storybooks to schools, and pupils in Lagos, and Nigeria. This is an exciting development for both organisations because Goge Foundation has exclusive access to hundreds of schools within Lagos and its surrounding states. To mark the occasion, Tunji Akinsehinwa – Director and Trustee of the […]


This summer, the Pelican Post team were invited to feature at one of the UK’s leading music festivals – Camp Bestival – famous for its focus on family fun and laid back atmosphere.  This year’s festival was no exception with music from the likes of Blondie, Groove Armada, The Wonderstuff, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream (personal favourite) as well as a mind-boggling […]


The team here at Pelican Post Towers are delighted to receive an endorsement of support fom the thought provoking and very talented author and film producer Nick Taussig.  Nick is the author of four critically acclaimed novels; love and Mayhem, Don Don,the Distinguished Assassin and Gorilla Geurrilla.   Always gripping and provocative in equal measure – one of Nicks works – Gorilla Geurrilla  was recently featured […]


Photo courtesy of the Farnham Herald (www.farnhamherald.com) Despite some clouds, rainstorms and the optimistic BBC forecast of strong hurricane tail winds(?!), the first ever kids festival – Kidsfest organised by kids for kids was  a resounding success , with several thousand visitors turning out to partake in the mayhem! The festival which was officially opened […]


A big thank you to Tina and Stephen Sommer and the rest of the team for delivering books donated from a previous Waterstones event to participating schools supported by charity – Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org).  Below, Tina recalls a very personal account of their experience delivering pelican post books…  “I have never been so overwhelmed and humbled at the […]


Staff from Pelican Post partner charity Link Ethiopia (www.linkethiopia.org) recently returned from a trip to the region where they delivered books donated by pelican post supporters who attended various events held last year.      They also made a trip to visit (and deliver books) to 2 remote village school communities near Lake Rana.  These village schools have a desperate shortage […]