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July 5, 2011 in Events

Henley Regatta cartoon exhibition
We can report that the cartoon exhibition organised by the PCO for this year’s Henley Royal Regatta was a big success.

Many revellers mentioned how much they enjoyed the themed cartoons, which where shown alongside a more traditional display of rowing paintings and prints. Around a third of the cartoons on show were sold.

Clive Goddard, who was instrumental in organising the event, tells us that he hopes the PCO will be able to do the same thing at Henley next year.

The organisation is also hoping to bring themed exhibitions to other key events in next year’s social calendar: perhaps tennis cartoons for Wimbledon, floral cartoons for the Chelsea Flower Show, or music cartoons for the Proms.

If you are involved with an event and think a themed cartoon exhibition would be a great addition, get in touch with the PCO here

Show: Messing about with boats

June 29, 2011 in Events, News

The Henley Royal Regatta is an essential event in the British social calendar and this year it also includes a quality cartoon show.

Bloghorn Henley Regatta Cartoon © Bill Stott

© Bill Stott cartoon at

Pictures of genteel landscapes and nature studies jostle for position with slightly more than an eights worth of Regatta themed cartoons. Visitors will find a large boatload of terrific jokes punted into position in the hallowed Member’s Enclosure and all providing an irreverent take on a great British institution.

The exhibition, organised by the PCO, will run throughout the week of the Regatta from June 29th. If you are in the area, you may enjoy the work of Ken Pyne, Bill Stott, Clive Goddard, The Surreal McCoy, Royston Robertson, Noel Ford, Pete Dredge, Nathan Ariss, Rosie Brooks, John Roberts and William Rudling.

You can read our full list of membership portfolios here and if you are the organiser of an event seeking something special to add to your big day do get in touch with us here.