Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2014

Drawing outstanding cartoonists to town

Smile Cartoon Trail 1st - 30th April

Workshops Friday 25th & Saturday 26th April

Cartoonists Live in The Square Saturday 26th April

With a Song in My Art Cartoon Exhibition 21st April - 17th May

This year's theme is MUSIC

The full programme for the eleventh Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2014 is now on-line here

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival is the only event of its kind in the UK. It features an exhibition of cartoon art and a cartoon trail around town throughout April, and a day of live cartooning activity on 26th April. Each year the Festival adopts a theme for cartoonists to interpret. The result is a lot of original cartoons showing a lot of different styles and humour gathered together in one place. This year's Festival theme is Music.

On 26th April professional cartoonists from around the UK will descend on Shrewsbury to caricature and cartoon for the public. The 'Cartoonists Live' Day in The Square is a one-of-a-kind event where you can see artists at work, creating giant cartoons, drawing caricatures and leading 'have-a-go cartoon workshops in town centre venues. The themed cartoon exhibition offers a great opportunity to see and buy original cartoons and quality prints, or just to enjoy the many different interpretations, gags and artistic styles of the best UK cartoonists. All events are free.

Click here to view the events list for the full programme or download a PDF of the Festival leaflet here

"Cartoons are life affirming. I don't think we realise just how much joy they can bring as well as being a powerful weapon. Cartoons like songs can pack a huge punch as well as reflecting the world about us."
- Alex Lester, BBC Radio 2 broadcaster, Festival patron

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival patrons are: Libby Purves, Andrew Marr, Professor Colin Pillinger, Alex Lester, Martin Wainwright and Phill Jupitus

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