Dan Dare goes to the Seaside for new exhibition

Dan Dare Exhibition Poster - The Seaside Museum 2017

Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.

Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.

Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.

Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum

A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.

Dan Dare Exhibition Leaflet - The Seaside Museum 2017

On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.

•  Dan Dare Exhibition runs until 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions,  Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum 

• There are also a number of associated events – including a tour of the exhibition with the curator every Wednesday at noon and an “Eagle Day” on Sunday 18th June noon at 3.00pm
• Don’t forget that The Atkinson in Southport has a permanent Dan Dare exhibit, as part of its “Between Land and Sea” display. More information here
With thanks to Richard Sheaf via the Boys Adventure Blog for the heads up
Dan Dare © 2017 Dan Dare Corporation

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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