Ian Cullen from the wonderful SciFiPulse.net has kindly given downthetubes permission to feature some of his photographs of the free Cosgrove Hall Films exhibition at Waterside, in Sale.
Waterside is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Trafford – and the new home of the Cosgrove Hall Films archive, the company behind the likes of Danger Mouse and Count Duckula.
They’re celebrating with an exhibition featuring your favourite Cosgrove Hall characters, including Danger Mouse, Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men, Noddy, and many more.
From paper to puppets, the exhibition tracks the development to the production of some of the most recognisable children’s animation of the last four decades.
Original models, puppets, storyboards and hand drawn animations are all on display, with the exhibition – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – offering a rare and nostalgic insight into some of the many delights from the Cosgrove Hall Films collection.
There are also behind-the-scenes insights into the creative processes that brought this array of beloved characters to the screen.
Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces, the Waterside centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.
• The free Cosgrove Hall Films Exhibition continues at the Waterside until 17th February 2018, in the the Lauriston Gallery, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF | Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 – open late on event nights| Web: https://watersidearts.org
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.