Shrewsbury toons

Shrewsbury is again set to get drawing this April as the International Cartoon Festival returns, with this year’s theme being ‘Vision’. From Wednesday 15 to Sunday 26 April, there’s a Cartoon Exhibition and a Noel Ford retrospective exhibition at the Bear Steps Gallery, with cartoons for sale. Venue – Bear Steps Gallery. On Friday 24 April, there’s a Ralph Steadman Night with a live link up and conversation with the famed cartoonist followed by a showing of the film For No Good Reason (15) in which Ralph discusses his career with Johnny Depp, featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam and Richard E Grant plus archive interviews with Hunter S Thompson. It starts at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £12.

Saturday 25 April sees the popular Cartooning Live! session when you can meet cartoonists and caricaturists at the Darwin Shopping Centre in Pride Hill, as well as Cartoon Workshops at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, noon and 1.30pm. Visit shrewsburycartoonfestival.org for full details.

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