Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…

May 3, 2016 in General


Noel Ford writes:

In 2014 a small expeditionary force of cartoonists established a beachhead in Southport’s main shopping precinct from where they proceeded to engage the public with Big Board cartooning and caricaturing. This mini ‘Shrewsbury’ took place as part of the Southport Comedy Festival and turned out to be a big success.


This coming Saturday, May 7th, seven of us, Paul Hardman (organiser), Brighty, Pete Dredge, Noel Ford, Tim Harries, Rich Skipworth and Chris Williams will be doing a similar thing in the same place between 10.30am and 4.00pm as part of the Southport Festival. Big Boards will be drawn, caricatures will be crafted and, manpower and time allowing, a little cartoon busking will be added to the mix. Do come along if you can!

The Southport Comedy Festival site can be found here.

3 responses to Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…

  1. I helped at the last Southport festival and really enjoyed it. Well organised and some knowledgeable questions from the public which didn’t include, “What’s your real job ?”

  2. We shall not forget those who did not come back. T.Leatherbarrow, W.Stott and R.Bowles.

  3. Lost the port outer over the channel sir. Had to ditch.

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