April 2020


ArtHole Art Fair (Cardiff)

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kongs Cardiff114-116 St Mary St
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
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Come one come all for another celebration of local and other UK artistic talent in Cardiff City Centre! Expect another fresh batch of illustrators and printmakers, live drawing, beer and good times. Time once again to share the love and support each other. Entry is free, organised by ArtHole https://artholecardiff.bigcartel.com/ [email protected]  

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Glasgow Zine Fest

April 18 - April 19
CCA350 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow, G2 3JD
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Glasgow Zine Fest (April 18 – April 19 2020, CCA Glasgow) is a two day festival that celebrates self-publishing and Do It Yourself (DIY) ethos. The festival is host to a zine fair of over 75 makers, in addition to workshops, talks, and readings. Glasgow Zine Fest (GZF) has been a yearly opportunity to come, see, make, share, and do…

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AOI Webinar: Demystifying Instagram: How to really build your community

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hannah Ray will share a 20 minute presentation of her top tips and advice for using Instagram more effectively, then take any questions in an open Q&A for 40 minutes.

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Hannah Ray will share a 20 minute presentation of her top tips and advice for using Instagram more effectively, then take any questions in an open Q&A for 40 minutes.

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May 2020

Bologna Children’s Book Fair *CANCELLED*

May 4 - May 7
Bologna Exhibition CentrePiazza Costituzione 6
Bologna, 40128 Italy
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*** Please note that Bologna has been cancelled. They are planning an online presence in due course. Full details are here.*** The exhibition will be now held from 12 to 15 April 2021. For 57 years BCBF has been THE event in the children’s publishing industry. Over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 professional visitors flock to the event each year…

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AOI Webinar: Communicating With Skill & Confidence

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will offer practical tips and techniques that will immediately enable the participants to communicate with skill and confidence.

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D&AD Festival

May 19 - May 21
The Old Truman BreweryDray Walk
London, United Kingdom
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**Please note that this event will be postponed. Read the latest statement regarding COVID-19 here** D&AD Festival is a three-day immersion in the world’s best craft, creativity and culture for the global creative industries. Creativity is present in every detail of our lives. Be it the products we buy or the environments that shape us. Creativity is the difference between…

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Forensic Art: Illustrating Justice

May 22 - September 20
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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Featuring everything from 19th century courtroom sketches of the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst and Dr Crippen to contemporary digital ‘trial graphics’ used to explain forensic evidence to a jury, this landmark exhibition will show the crucial yet overlooked role illustration plays in the UK’s criminal justice system. It will include facial composites, images from forensic notebooks and drawings from notorious trials…

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August 2020

16TH Pictoplasma Conference & Festival Berlin

August 19 - August 23
BabylonRosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
Berlin, 10178 Germany
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*** Please note Pictoplasma has re-scheduled for 19 - 23 August. You can read more here.*** The annual Pictoplasma Festival turns Berlin into the world’s epicenter of character design and art—and a vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists, illustrators, filmmakers, and game, graphic or product designers. Creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange…

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October 2020

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

2nd October 2020 - 24th January 2021
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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The first ever retrospective of one of the most important author-illustrators of all time. Raymond Briggs’ influence on children’s literature cannot be overstated. He invented scatological humour for children, centred stories around working-class families for the first time and confronted massive, ‘grown-up’ issues including dementia, death and nuclear war.   This long-awaited exhibition will show never-before-seen material from Briggs’ personal…

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The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival

October 9 - October 11

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns to Kendal at various venues across the town 9th - 11th October 2020 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in the  beautiful Lake District, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, LICAF takes over the whole town for a weekend…

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