Brewery Arts Centre

The 2018 Lakes International Comic Art Festival: A Quick Primer

A world of comic art will be arriving in Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 12–14th October, 2018. downthetubes readers know this already of course, especially if you’ve been following our “Festival Focus” interviews with comic artists and… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival honours Leo Baxendale with unique print installation in Kendal

Honouring the acclaimed comics creator Leo Baxendale, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is has announced a specially-made print – “Baby Basil Does His Bit” – is now on permanent display in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre. The installation is a a… Read More ›

2015 Winter Flood Stories inspire powerful new Lakes Festival Comics Exhibition, “Five Bridges”

Ahead of Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival this weekend (14th – 16th October), some of the event’s Exhibitions are now open, with others to follow on 12th October. Beatrix Potter Reimagined, which runs until 28th October 2016 is open now at Kendal Library, as are Making… Read More ›

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Takes Manga to the Max!

  This year’s Lakes International Comics Art Festival will drop you into the fascinating world of Japanese manga and anime, bringing one of the acclaimed creators of Shojo (girl’s manga) to Britain, in partnership with the Brewery Arts Centre, the Daiwa Foundation, the GB… Read More ›

Comic artist Oliver East returns to Millom, Cumbria for Talk and Live Draw this Saturday

  Oliver East, creator of the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival-funded project The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn will be giving a talk and Live Draw at Hardknott on Track, the new real ale pub, Station Building, Millom, LA18 5AA this Saturday, 14th… Read More ›

Lakes Festival “Warm Up” Gets Under Way with “Windows Trail” and exhibition openings

  Tickets are now selling fast for some of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival events, and organisers are warning that some events – such as digital comics guru Scott McCloud, Watchmen and Secret Service artist Dave Gibbons, Bone creator… Read More ›

Lakes Festival exhibition line-up includes art by Doug Braithwaite, Oliver East, Metaphrog

  With just a month to go before this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014), Kendal is already abuzz about comics as local galleries and businesses host a number of free comic-related exhibitions. While art by Festival… Read More ›

A Chat with a Homesick Truant: Comic Artist Oliver East

Manchester-based comic artist Oliver East has just launched his latest project, The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn (ordering information for the first book below), a “walking comic” centred on the artist’s travels in the county dominated by the Lake District, commissioned… Read More ›

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