Going Bath in time at cartoon show

An exhibition of political and satirical cartoons goes on display at Bath Central Library from this Wednesday (April 1).

Many of the 50 or so cartoons are rare and will not have been seen before. They include caricatures of Bath during its Georgian heyday by Thomas Rowlandson (creator of Bath Races, above, from 1810) images from Christopher Anstey’s 1766 New Bath Guide and modern cartoons which satirise some of the city’s current woes.

The show, which runs until April 12, has been organised in partnership with the organisation Bath in Time and the Bath Comedy Festival.

It takes place at Bath Library, The Podium, Northgate Street, Bath BA1 5AN. Opening times are: Monday 9.30am – 6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am – 7pm; Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 5pm; Sunday 1 – 4pm. (Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday.)

Prints will be available to buy from the library. Many images are from the Bath In Time archive which can be viewed at www.bathintime.co.uk

More exhibition news:

An exhibition of Posy Simmonds’ original artwork from the 1970s to the 1990s will be held at the new offices of Guardian News & Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London. It will run from this Friday (April 3) until June 4. The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6 pm and admission is free.

And…in later news despatches…

Cartoonists Kate Charlesworth & David Shenton exhibit ‘Drawn Out & Painted Pink’ at the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GoMA) from April 9th – June 7th 2009 Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 0141 229 1996. Opening Times: Please check Gallery of Modern Art, current at time of posting: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 11am – 5pm

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