‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process. Through Character, Setting, Plot, Style and Special Powers, comic book fans of all ages will be immersed in the in the stimulating and imaginative world of children’s comics, surrounded by interactive activities, playful props and unique, original materials.
See Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace as they were drawn in the 1940s and 50s; find old friends like Oor Wullie, Minnie the Minx and Roy of the Rovers; imagine yourself on an adventure with Dan Dare from The Eagle.
‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ will feature Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. Ian works for Marvel and DC Comics, America’s largest comic corporations – Marvel and DC Comics.
Once visitors have been inspired by all the parts of a comic process, it’s time for them to create their own. By picking up a ‘DIY’ comic, everyone can bring their own characters to life in their own, unique world.
£3.50, children aged 4 and under go free.
The Rheged Centre is a place where the arts meet good food, family and fun under a green grass roof. It is ideal for families as their activities and exhibitions are catered towards finding something for all age groups. The centre encompasses brilliant food, an art gallery, cinema and shopping from both here and further afield. Grown-ups love their live streamed opera and ballet, spa and shops. Whether you’re looking for clothing, children’s toys, art materials or skincare, their shops have a handpicked collection from both small local makers and hard-to-find brands. Families are among their most important visitors. Play is part of the fabric of Rheged, from the outdoor play area to a cinema made for 3D movies.