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by Royston

What nonsense! A tribute to Lear

May 8, 2012 in Events, News

Edward Lear event poster

A group of cartoonists and illustrators have got together to pay tribute to Edward Lear, who was born 200 years ago on May 12.

Forty artists have created the show Happy Birthday Edward Lear in honour of the writer and artist who was famed for his nonsense verse, including The Owl and the Pussycat.

The exhibition, which is at at the Poetry Café, in Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, until June 8, features the cartoonists Morten Mørland, Glen Baxter, Peter Blegvad, Woodrow Phoenix and member Chichi Parish, among many others.

For more details, visit the website: Happy Birthday Edward Lear.

In other news: The aforementioned Chichi Parish has written a profile of Molly Crabapple, creator of Dr Sketchy’s, the burlesque life-drawing event, who visited London to promote Week in Hell, a new art project. Read it here.

by Royston

Laughter on willow at cartoon show

July 6, 2009 in General


With the 2009 Ashes series fast approaching, the Chris Beetles Gallery in London is set to stage A Celebration of Cricket: From Ashes to Zooter

The exhibition runs from July 15 until August 8 and features cartoons, illustrations and watercolours from 200 years of cricket.

More than half the show will be devoted to cartoons. From Sir Len Hutton to Shane Warne, few cricketers of note have escaped the hawk-eye of the cartoonist. The show will feature Glen Baxter, above, Mark Boxer, Tony Husband, Jak, John Jensen, Larry, Nick Newman and many more. It will be opened by Sir Ian Botham, with 10 per cent of all opening night sales going to the charity Leukaemia Research

The Chris Beetles Gallery, at 8 and 10 Ryder Street, St James’s, London (nearest Tube Green Park or Piccadilly Circus) is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm. The gallery’s website can be found at