Anyone in the vicinity of Nuneaton between 3rd October and 29th November might care to drop in to an exhibition of the venerable Noel Ford’s cartoons at the Warwickshire town’s Art Gallery & Museum.
The cartoons, though only a dozen or so in number, represent a wide span of the PCO member’s cartooning career, ranging from the early days (single gags published in the Sun), through some from his editorial political/social comment work in the Daily Star and up to one of Noel’s magnificent Punch covers, the cartoon that gave the exhibition its name and can be seen above.
Each cartoon is annotated, giving some background information. (Noel claims he can remember all the cartoons, even though he can’t remember what he had for breakfast this morning!)
All cannot be revealed…
Noel shall be attending on 2nd October to open the exhibition at the private view and unveil a cartoon commissioned by the Museum to commemorate their centenary in 2017.
This cartoon (a small detail of which can be seen above) will then be on display as part of the exhibition until November 29th, after which it will remain as part of the permanent collection.
‘Don’t Let It Fool You’ at the Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Warwickshire, runs from 3rd October until 29th November 2015.