April 2021


PEP Talk with Andrew Herzog

April 21
Virtual, 

Creative Lives in Progress' next Pep Talk is set for Wednesday 21st April at 1pm, when they'll be joined by New York-based artist and designe  Andrew Herzog to talk about building a portfolio that best represents you, passion projects, and his latest book, A Report: Circle Or Curve.  About Andrew Herzog Since graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design’s…

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Expressive Arts and Doodling

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual, 

Alice Smith is bringing her Expressive Arts workshop back to Cwtsh About this Event This class promotes well being and relaxation by guiding you along on a creative doodling journey. We use music to encourage creative flow and mindfulness with an emphasis on creating enjoyable experiences. This exercise frees up our creativity and allows us to let go of the…

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Finding Beauty In The Everyday – Drink Chat Draw

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Virtual, 

Join Devon and Cornwall Illustrators for an evening of drawing based on themes of the every day. In conjunction with RAMM Lates and The AOI. RSVP now! For many of us, it’s been a year of repetition. The same rooms, the same people, the same routine. But did you find unexpected beauty in elements of the everyday? Did the process of…

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Creating Comics and Graphic Novels Course

April 24 @ 10:00 am - May 15 @ 3:00 pm
Virtual, 

Comics and graphic novels are a diverse and powerful form with a huge presence in popular culture. This four-week course explores what makes a compelling comic and graphic novel, and will help you take the first steps towards making an original story of your own creation. Comics and graphic novels are a diverse and powerful form with a huge presence…

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BAPLA Webinar – Protecting your Content

April 28 @ 4:30 pm
Virtual, 

In anticipation of the UK Government’s response to the consultation on the Enforcement Framework, BAPLA look at the infringement landscape from two different angles – the legal and the technical. Joining this session will be legal expert Elizabeth Morley from Howard Kennedy.  This will open up to a discussion by a technology services provider to talk about the challenges with…

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In Conversation with Jon Klassen

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£7.00 - £10.00
Virtual, 

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT AND OUR WAITLIST IS FULL.  Internationally renowned Illustrator Jon Klassen is best known for his best-selling Hat Box trilogy (I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, We Found a Hat), among many other loved titles. In celebration of the release of his highly anticipated The Rock From The Sky…

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May 2021

Lewis Carroll and the Pre-Raphaelites with Mark Davies

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 

Individual stories and key figures of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Talk There are many Oxford associations with the artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, notably John Millais, William Holman Hunt, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. A key figure was Thomas Combe, Superintendent of Oxford University Press, who was an early patron, and…

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Drawing Inspiration – An evening with Pam Smy

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£3.50 - £5.00
Virtual, 

Join us for an evening with the inimitable Pam Smy as she talks us through her influences and working practice. Join us for our first AOI Children’s Picture books Meet-up event - an online quarterly meet up hosted by picture book illustrator Rachel Stubbs, and author-illustrator and educator Emily Haworth-Booth. Open to those at all stages of development – from…

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A Queer Reading of Klinger

May 6 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual, 

Explore the flamboyant posters of Julius Klinger Vikings and centaurs and flamingos, oh my! This latest exhibition Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age is full of fun and flamboyant posters that are perfect for outlandish interpretations. Join Poster House for an entertaining evening of wild conjecture on the contemporary queer subtexts of these extravagant images. First, author and illustrator John…

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VIRTUAL Risograph Basics with Outlet!

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 

Want to learn what risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come learn all the basics & make a print via this online workshop. About this Event Welcome to our Risograph Basics course: a printing, collage, experimentation, and mark making extravaganza! Get to know Outlet and our RISO sisters (Barbara, Janet, Corita, and Tina) and learn the…

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Happily Ever After – with Morag Hood and Helen Kellock

May 13 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
£3.50 - £5.00
Virtual, 

  Enter through a secret Zoom door to join a conversation with published children’s illustrators, Morag Hood and Helen Kellock. Book your ticket. Join host, Illo_G in exploring the professional and multifaceted world of children's publishing, from materials to the finished article. How does a children's illustrator create "happily ever after" in their artwork or career? Listen in as Morag…

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Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with Picture Books & Self-love

May 18 @ 11:00 pm
Virtual, 

Picture book authors Shelly Anand + Joanna Ho discuss self-love in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month Laxmi's Mooch A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl’s journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her moustache. Laxmi never paid much attention to the tiny hairs above her lip. But one…

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Artist, Mother, Rebel: a conversation with Emily Claire Völker

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Emily Claire Völker, a Berlin-based illustrator and member of Extinction Rebellion. Emily Claire Völker shares: “I try to create work that makes people feel empowered to create change, protect our planet, and enjoy life in all its beauty. One of my core beliefs is that we are far more powerful than we think we…

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June 2021

London Book Fair – Online Edition

June 1 - June 30
Virtual, 

The London Book Fair 2021 will go ahead as a digital only event, creating opportunities for the publishing industry to meet online, following the impact of the global pandemic. The in-person format will return next year to its usual Spring dates of April 5-7 2022. You can read their full announcement here. The Online Book Fair will bookend the month…

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair – Online Edition

June 14 - June 17
Virtual, 

From Bolonga Children's Book Fair's website: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the in-person 2021 edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the new event BolognaBookPlus cannot take place. Although we were optimistic right to the last, the pandemic in the world, in Europe and particularly in Italy, obliges us once…

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July 2021

Orange Beak Studio Picture Book Week

July 3 - July 9
Virtual, 

This is a 7 day Children’s Picture Book Online Course which offers you the opportunity, time and guidance to work on your very own picture book project. Organised by Orange Beak Studio, the week is designed for anyone interested in children’s picture books, illustration, story, drawing or looking for a new creative experience. The fabulous Beaky programme for the week includes:…

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November 2021

Thought Bubble 2021

November 8 - November 14
Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate – HG1 2HR + Google Map

Thought Bubble Festival brings a week-long physical celebration of comics to Yorkshire, ending with a huge comic convention which will return to Harrogate Convention Centre in November for a weekend filled with over 350 comic-creating exhibitors, guests, panels and much more. Tickets for Thought Bubble Comic Convention are on sale now with tickets for under 12s, carers and over 65s…

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