Our patron, Quentin Blake.

Our patron, Quentin Blake, has published a new book comprising images created for Ellington Ward, the older adults’ mental health ward at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

The pictures Quentin produced for the ward show older people engaging in well-honed circus acts – fire-eating, tightrope-walking and so on – and for the book John Yeoman has woven a poetic and humorous text around these images. The book was published by Andersen Press on 6 June 2013.

Other recent new books by and about Quentin include Quentin Blake: Beyond the Page (Tate Publishing), as well as a new 80th Birthday edition of You’re Only Young Twice(Andersen Press), the book of the illustrations Quentin created for the Nightingale Project in Kershaw Ward, Chelsea, in 2006.

Sir Quentin is on twitter: follow him at @QuentinBlakeHQ