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A guide to upcoming comics events in the UK – and sometimes beyond, including “comics anniversaries” and more.

Please email us details of your event via downthetubesnet@yahoo.co.uk with the following information: Event Title, Times, Date, Venue plus information about the event and relevant web links. Images welcome. This is a free service.

 

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    01/02/2017-30/01/2030
    London

    London

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    01/02/2017-23/06/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    01/02/2017-23/06/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    01/02/2017-31/03/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    01/02/2017-23/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Gosh! presents: process
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    01/02/2017
    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      01/02/2017-30/01/2030
      London
      London

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      01/02/2017-23/06/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      01/02/2017-23/06/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman - The Winners
      All day
      01/02/2017-31/03/2017
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

      This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

      Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

      Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

      • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

      • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

    • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases...
      All day
      01/02/2017-23/03/2017
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

      The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

      Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

      Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

      The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

      Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

      Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

      Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

      • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

    • Gosh! presents: process
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      01/02/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

      Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    02/02/2017-01/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    02/02/2017-24/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Scottish Cartoonists Society – Monthly Meeting
    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    02/02/2017
    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Meet for the usual blend of comics chat and that lovely feeling you get when amongst like-minded folk (also some beers, should you so wish), not to mention having a good ol’ catch up about everyone’s latest projects and passions.

    All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

    More information on the Society here on Facebook

3
  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    03/02/2017-25/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    03/02/2017-02/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    04/02/2017-26/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    04/02/2017-03/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • True Believers Comic Festival 2017
    All day
    04/02/2017
    Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    True Believers Comic Festival, taking place Saturday 4th February 2017 offers a great selection of UK based comic artists, writers and creators. It’s organised by a great team who love comics and the people who create them – and they think you should, too!

    Taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.

    Web: http://oktruebelievers.com

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    05/02/2017-27/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    05/02/2017-04/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    06/02/2017-28/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    06/02/2017-05/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    07/02/2017-29/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    07/02/2017-06/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    08/02/2017-06/02/2030
    London

    London

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    08/02/2017-30/06/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    08/02/2017-30/06/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    08/02/2017-30/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    08/02/2017-07/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      08/02/2017-06/02/2030
      London
      London

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      08/02/2017-30/06/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      08/02/2017-30/06/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases...
      All day
      08/02/2017-30/03/2017
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

      The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

      Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

      Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

      The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

      Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

      Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

      Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

      • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

    • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman - The Winners
      All day
      08/02/2017-07/04/2017
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

      This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

      Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

      Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

      • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

      • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    09/02/2017-31/03/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    09/02/2017-08/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    10/02/2017-01/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    10/02/2017-09/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    11/02/2017-02/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    11/02/2017-10/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • 2000AD: 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival
    All day
    11/02/2017
    Hotel Novotel London West, Shortlands, London, United Kingdom

    Hotel Novotel London West, Shortlands, London, United Kingdom

    The ultimate 2000AD experience is coming for one day London mega-event coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the long-running science fiction weekly comic!

    Next February (2017), Rebellion toasts 40 years of the publication of legendary British weekly comic 2000AD by presenting a huge celebration in the UK capital. The main event, a one-day ‘immersive live extravaganza‘, will take place at Hammersmith’s Novotel and includes a jam-packed schedule of prestige events, original programming, world exclusive merchandise and one-of-a-kind spectacles befitting the legacy of the finest comic book export the UK has ever produced.

    The most ambitious single occasion in the history of 2000AD publishing, the festival will be the culmination of a whole slate of nationwide signings and events, and features an unprecedented number of writers, artists and editors to have graced its pages including: Pat Mills, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Alan Grant, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon, Steve Yeowell, Rob Williams, Si Spurrier, Al Ewing, Sean Phillips, Duncan Fregredo, Simon Bisley and many, many more!

    • Tickets for the 2000AD: 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival go on sale here on the 2000AD web site at 12 noon Wednesday 12th October 2016

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    12/02/2017-03/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    12/02/2017-11/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    13/02/2017-04/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    13/02/2017-12/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    14/02/2017-05/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    14/02/2017-13/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

15
  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    15/02/2017-07/07/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    15/02/2017-07/07/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    15/02/2017-06/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    15/02/2017-14/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    15/02/2017-13/02/2030
    London

    London

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • Signing: Simon Spurrier signing Power of the Dark Crystal #1
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    15/02/2017
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Simon Spurrier will be signing The Power of the Dark Crystal #1, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7.00pm.

    Archaia, the award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, comic last year after plans for a film sequel foundered.

    Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for the planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla) and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Toil and Trouble, Lumberjanes/ Gotham Academy).

    The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on 15th February.

    The Power of the Dark Crystal is an all-new chapter in the world of Jim Henson’s classic film,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon when the book was first announced. “We’re thrilled to bring aboard series artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews, a spectacular art team who will pay homage to Brian Froud’s incredible designs of the Skeksis, Gelflings, and a new cast of characters/creatures called the Firelings.

    “Writer Simon Spurrier, a longtime fan of Henson — and one of our favourite writers — brings new life, color, and intrigue to this beloved world.”

    In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra, in a new story set countless decades since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did.

    The new story features an all-new race of creatures – Firelings – that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

    Thurma, a young Fireling girl, is tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal — by any means necessary — to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.

    “Like the ending of The Dark Crystal, in which the duality of good and evil is collapsed and reconciled, the story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds — perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious. This is an amazing and original theme,” said Lisa Henson, President and CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

    “The creativity that went into writing and designing the feature film was such that we wanted our fans to be able to see and enjoy it now through this comic book series. We are very proud of the story that the screenwriters David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce wrote. Our partners at Archaia and BOOM! Studios are the only people we could trust to expand and illustrate the story, and we are thrilled that it will soon see the light of day.”

    The main cover to Issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda (Monstress) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard).

    Author and comics writer Simon Spurrier’s recent comics work includes Hook JawCry Havoc, Doctor Who, X-Men Legacy, Marvel Zombies, and Eisner Award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.

    He lives in London, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and does not have a cat.

    You can pre-order a signed copy of The Power of the Dark Crystal here on the Forbidden Planet web site – using this link helps support downthetubes

    More books and comics by Simon Spurrier on the Forbidden Planet web store

  • Gosh! presents: Capers
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    15/02/2017

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics Logo

    Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

  • More events
    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      15/02/2017-07/07/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      15/02/2017-07/07/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases...
      All day
      15/02/2017-06/04/2017
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

      The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

      Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

      Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

      The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

      Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

      Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

      Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

      • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

    • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman - The Winners
      All day
      15/02/2017-14/04/2017
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

      This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

      Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

      Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

      • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

      • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      15/02/2017-13/02/2030
      London
      London

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • Signing: Simon Spurrier signing Power of the Dark Crystal #1
      6:00 pm-7:00 pm
      15/02/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Simon Spurrier will be signing The Power of the Dark Crystal #1, at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 15th February 6 – 7.00pm.

      Archaia, the award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and The Jim Henson Company, announced The Power of the Dark Crystal, comic last year after plans for a film sequel foundered.

      Based on the screenplay by David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce that was written for the planned feature film, the 12-issue monthly limited series is adapted by Eisner Award-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla) and illustrated by rising artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews (Toil and Trouble, Lumberjanes/ Gotham Academy).

      The first issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal debuts on 15th February.

      The Power of the Dark Crystal is an all-new chapter in the world of Jim Henson’s classic film,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon when the book was first announced. “We’re thrilled to bring aboard series artists Kelly and Nichole Matthews, a spectacular art team who will pay homage to Brian Froud’s incredible designs of the Skeksis, Gelflings, and a new cast of characters/creatures called the Firelings.

      “Writer Simon Spurrier, a longtime fan of Henson — and one of our favourite writers — brings new life, color, and intrigue to this beloved world.”

      In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra, in a new story set countless decades since the events of the original film. Though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra from the Crystal Castle peacefully as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world and its people the way they once did.

      The new story features an all-new race of creatures – Firelings – that live in a realm near the planet’s core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud.

      Thurma, a young Fireling girl, is tasked with obtaining a shard of the Dark Crystal — by any means necessary — to restore power to her realm. This sets in motion an incredible adventure in which Thurma will attempt to steal a crystal shard, befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, and accidentally bring back the Skeksis and Mystics.

      “Like the ending of The Dark Crystal, in which the duality of good and evil is collapsed and reconciled, the story of The Power of the Dark Crystal is that of reconciling the inner and the outer worlds — perhaps even the unconscious and the conscious. This is an amazing and original theme,” said Lisa Henson, President and CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

      “The creativity that went into writing and designing the feature film was such that we wanted our fans to be able to see and enjoy it now through this comic book series. We are very proud of the story that the screenwriters David Odell, Annette Odell, and Craig Pearce wrote. Our partners at Archaia and BOOM! Studios are the only people we could trust to expand and illustrate the story, and we are thrilled that it will soon see the light of day.”

      The main cover to Issue #1 is illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Jae Lee and June Chung. Variant covers are illustrated by Sana Takeda (Monstress) and David Petersen (Mouse Guard).

      Author and comics writer Simon Spurrier’s recent comics work includes Hook JawCry Havoc, Doctor Who, X-Men Legacy, Marvel Zombies, and Eisner Award nominated science-fantasy series, The Spire. His latest prose novels are Contract and A Serpent Uncoiled, while his first digital-only project is the “absurdist-noir” novella Unusual Concentrations.

      He lives in London, regards sushi as part of the plotting process, and does not have a cat.

      You can pre-order a signed copy of The Power of the Dark Crystal here on the Forbidden Planet web site – using this link helps support downthetubes

      More books and comics by Simon Spurrier on the Forbidden Planet web store

    • Gosh! presents: Capers
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      15/02/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics Logo

      Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

16
  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    16/02/2017-07/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    16/02/2017-15/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

17
  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    17/02/2017-08/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    17/02/2017-16/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    18/02/2017-09/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    18/02/2017-17/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    19/02/2017-10/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    19/02/2017-18/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • Morecambe Comic Con 2017
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    19/02/2017
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Morecambe Comic-Con takes place at the Platform on 17th April 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Admission £5, 12 and under £3 and five and under go free.

    Guests include the Sixth Doctor Who Colin BakerPaul Blake, who played Greedo in Star Wars and James Mackenzie, who presents children’s game show Raven.

    Cosplay will be a major part of this event and there will be plenty of stalls and more.

    The event is being organised by Gary Jones and Mark Longman as part of Geek Comic Cons.

    Morecambe Comic-Con 2017 Facebook Event Page

    Buy Tickets from Skiddle

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    20/02/2017-11/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    20/02/2017-19/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    21/02/2017-12/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    21/02/2017-20/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    22/02/2017-20/02/2030
    London

    London

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    22/02/2017-14/07/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    22/02/2017-14/07/2027
    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    22/02/2017-13/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    22/02/2017-21/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • More events
    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      22/02/2017-20/02/2030
      London
      London

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      22/02/2017-14/07/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      22/02/2017-14/07/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases...
      All day
      22/02/2017-13/04/2017
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom
      Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

      The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

      Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

      Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

      The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

      Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

      Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

      Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

      • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

    • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman - The Winners
      All day
      22/02/2017-21/04/2017
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
      Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

      This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

      Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

      Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

      • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

      • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    23/02/2017-14/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    23/02/2017-22/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    24/02/2017-15/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    24/02/2017-23/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    25/02/2017-16/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    25/02/2017-24/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

  • Harsh Lunch Book Launch – Orbital Comics, London
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    25/02/2017
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Orbital Comics and Threnody Press present: a book Launch for Harsh Lung: Collected Stories byLuke Drozd, on Saturday 25th February from 7-9.00pm.

    Luke is best-known for his illustration work and gig posters for musical big-hitters such as Michael Rother, They Might Be Giants and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, as well as cult comedians Stewart Lee and Adam Buxton.

    His comic strips have been released within two self-published books (Dark Days and Threnodies) as well as compendium publications such as Off-Life, Strapazin and O.K. Periodicals.

    Harsh Lung brings together 69 short stories written by Luke. Created over a five-year period, the tiny tales are tinted with sadness and humour, touching on universal human concerns such as love, death, betrayal, cake, skeletons, dead foxes, the vastness of space, bestiality, exquisite fonts, Greek mythological man-beasts treading water on zero-hours contracts in the convenience food sector, and much more.

    For the launch, Luke has enlisted the help of spoken word & sound-collage duo Reet Maff’l to bring some of these tales to life via improvised, music-backed readings. There will also be a live solo set from multi-instrumentalist Andy Abbott (guitarist in That Fucking Tank, Nope and noisemonger for Reet Maff’l) exploring minimalist ambience and transcendental repetition.

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    26/02/2017-17/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    26/02/2017-25/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    27/02/2017-18/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    27/02/2017-26/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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  • Exhibition: Andy Holden: As Speed Increases…
    All day
    28/02/2017-19/04/2017
    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    Peter Scott Gallery, Bailrigg, United Kingdom

    The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon.

    Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world we live in. The artist’s avatar invites the viewer to experience a world where laws such as ‘Everything falls faster than an anvil’ are given the same critical attention as philosophy, physics and politics.

    Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape is an hour long exploration of the world after the end of history: an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

    The film will be installed alongside a wider body of work connecting to this long-term project, including new films, prints and drawings.

    Andy Holden works in a variety of mediums. Past exhibitions of his work include ‘Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time’ (2011) at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and ‘Art Now: Andy Holden’ (2010) at TATE Britain exhibiting ‘Pyramid Piece’, an enormous knitted boulder based on piece of pyramid stolen from the great pyramid of Giza which he later returned.

    Other works include an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for stage, performed at the ICA,[2] London (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol, performance lectures with his father, ornithologist Peter Holden including ‘Lecture on Birdsong’ at TATE Britain, his lecture on cartoon physics titled, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ and the ‘Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time’ in memory of his friend Dan Cox.

    Holden has also released several records with his band Grubby Mitts and co-runs the label Lost Toys Records. In 2010 he curated a festival of Artists’ Music at Wysing Arts Centre called Be Glad for the Song Has No End. He was a founding member of a small, Bedford-based art movement MI!MS Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, which was the subject of his exhibition at London’s Zabludowicz Collection in 2013.

    • Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once 26th January – 17th March 2017 Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Admission Free | Andy Holden’s web site is at http://andyholdenartist.com

  • Exhibition: 10th Manga Jiman – The Winners
    All day
    28/02/2017-27/04/2017
    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    Embassy of Japan, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

    This year’s Manga Jiman Exhibition – 10th Manga Jiman: The Winners – runs at the Embassy of Japan until 31st March 2016.

    Manga Jiman is a comic-writing competition organised by the Embassy of Japan to uncover the brightest talent in the country. For the 10th edition of the competition, entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme ‘sights of Japan’.

    Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in the special exhibition, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.

    • The Embassy of Japan, at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT is open weekdays 09.30 – 17.30, closed weekends. Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy. Runs until 31st March

    • For information and updates on the competition, find the Manga Jiman Page on Facebook here or follow the competition on Twitter @mangajiman

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