Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2015

Thank you to all our Festival cartoonists, supporters, volunteers and everyone who visited on our live cartooning days on 17th & 18th April.

"I enjoyed it very much. It was brilliant!" said one of our workshop participants (age 10). That pretty well sums up the Festival for us too!

The Smile Trail continues to the end of April.

Puttin' on the Style, our themed cartoon exhibition is at Bear Steps Gallery until 2nd May and there is a small display of cartoons in the Chapel Bar at Theatre Severn until 4th July.

To see some photos of this year's live cartooning click 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 is the only event of it's kind in the UK. It features an exhibition of cartoon art, workshops, a cartoon trail around town throughout April, and a day of live cartooning activity on 18th 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 Style.

On 18th April professional cartoonists from around the UK will descend on Shrewsbury to caricature and cartoon for the public. All events are free unless stated.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival patrons are: Libby Purves, Andrew Marr, Alex Lester, Martin Wainwright, Phill Jupitus and Katy Tanner.

Click here for the 2015 Festival Programme.

Photo Gallery

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