November 2017

Falmouth School of Art Guest Speakers: Graham Rawle

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Falmouth University Lecture Theatre 1Falmouth Campus,25 Woodlane
Falmouth, TR11 4RH United Kingdom
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Chicken/Egg: Before and After in Sequential Design Graham Rawle returns for his second lecture as Falmouth School of Art’s Visiting Professor of Illustration. Rawle is a writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. He has produced regular series for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine and The Times and among his published books are…

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Pop Up Lab 2017

November 9 - November 10

An international children’s literature & literacy conference

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Beach London Thomas & Lawrence Slater

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
Beach LondonCamden's Daughter
London, NW5 2JS United Kingdom
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Beach London's latest exhibition is a combination of 3D works and drawings by brothers Thomas and Lawrence Slater, called Shaq & Nicole. There will be free Beer sponsored by Camden Town Brewery. Beach London's Gallery space is located upstairs at the Camden's Daughter bar.    

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Best of The Drawing Year 2017

November 10 @ 9:00 am - November 15 @ 4:30 pm
Christie’s King Street8 King Street
London, SW1Y 6QT United Kingdom
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Best of The Drawing Year 2017 showcases drawings by students of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme at Christie’s King Street. Jack Fawdry Tatham - Among the Bearded Bear The Royal Drawing School presents over 90 drawings, prints and works on paper by artists graduating from the School’s intensive postgraduate programme, over six days this November. This selling exhibition showcases…

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Glug Birmingham – Let’s Play!

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mama Roux23 Lower Trinity Street
Birmingham, B9 4AG United Kingdom
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Glug Birmingham's last event of the year will bring together a host of incredible speakers and interactive activities that explore the connection between play and creativity. Speakers include Roscoe Williamson - Head of Branding at MassiveMusic, Gordon Reid - Middleboop Studio, Adam Shephard - Creative Lead at Tech Will Save Us, Emily Jost - House of Illustration and Dylan Calder - Director, Pop Up Projects. There…

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Pictoplasma Festival NYC

November 17
Parsons School of DesignThe Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street
New York, NY NY 10011 United States
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The annual Pictoplasma Festival from Berlin returns to NYC with a dense program of inspiring artist talks, lively discussions and a best of ‘Characters in Motion’ animation screening to celebrate the next generation of character design and art. Cécile Dormeau In its sixth edition, the Pictoplasma NYC Conference invites all creatives and producers, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture,…

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Bookart with Print

November 18 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Blackburn MuseumMuseum Street
Blackburn, BB1 7AJ United Kingdom
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This one day session will introduce you to some simple but effective techniques for creating your own bound book decorated/illustrated with prints of your own choice and design. Create a memoir, a story book or a gift for someone special. The session includes: How to make your book Binding the book Covering the book Stamps /linocuts/collage/Monoprint Text All materials plus Tea,…

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SHAKE Bristol Social

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Marlows Cellar BarMercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad street
bristol, BS1 2EL United Kingdom
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The social is an inclusive drink and draw event, so bring your pens and beer money! Paper is provided. FREE ENTRY. To access the bar, use the side door to the grand hotel.

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The Art of Ping Pong

November 20 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Below One Fifteen115 Curtain Road, Shoreditch
London, United Kingdom
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The Art of Ping Pong Closing party in partnership with Creative Debuts on the 29th November, at Below One Fifteen, Shoreditch. The Art of Ping Pong present another collection of artworks for auction. So far their auctions have raised more than £15.5k for charity. There are twenty-seven artists this year, from established greats like George Hardie, who created the artwork…

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Documentary Discourses Conference

November 22
University for the Creative Arts, FarnhamFalkner Road
Farnham, GU9 7DS United Kingdom
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The one day conference aims to promote inter-disciplinary research and to explore the development of different forms of documentary practices and discourses such as animation, film and photography, in relation to illustration.

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Plymouth Illustration Symposium

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jill Craigie lecture theatre 13:00 – 17:00 22 November 2017 This symposium coincides with the launch of the second edition of Becoming a Successful Illustrator (Bloomsbury, 2017) by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies, Associate Professor of Illustration, Plymouth University. It will feature artists from the best-selling book, talking about their practise across a breadth of contexts, including children’s publishing, games…

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Take Fucking Risks

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The VaultsArch 236, Leake Street
London, SE1 7NN United Kingdom
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Three world class speakers each bring their view on what it means to Take Fucking Risks. Mr Bingo has reinvented what it means to send a postcard. Started on the back of a drunken tweet in 2011 his Hate Mail project has since gained global notoriety. Spawning 2 books, the most recent was the most successful book launch in Kickstarter's…

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SCBWI Conference – Seriously Funny

November 24 - November 26
University of WinchesterThe Stripe Complex, King Alfred Campus
Winchester, SO22 4NR United Kingdom
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The SCBWI Conference is a superb opportunity to focus your creative craft and industry intelligence with leading illustrators, agents, art directors, publishers and editors covering the breadth of children’s illustration.

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Women in Print: Love and Friendship

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Millennium Gallery48 Arundel Gate
Sheffield, S1 2PP
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Tirzah Ravilious’ recently republished autobiography, and the beautifully illustrated book accompanying the exhibition by Andy Friend both map and make visible the intangible webs of friendship that evolved within the creative circles of mid 20th Britain. The speakers at this study day will widen this web of connections and offer many other narratives of professional and personal friendship in which…

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Ed Kluz ‘The Lost House Revisited’

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Scottish Gallery16 Dundas Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6HZ United Kingdom
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Fabric and Wallpaper design duo St Jude's will be hosting a number of events during the day featuring some of the artists who will be exhibiting with them as part of 'Airs, Reels and Ballads' in collaboration with The Scottish Gallery. At 1pm on Saturday 25th November artist Ed Kluz will be in conversation with James Turner of Historic Environment…

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Artist Talk and Brunch with Paddy Killer

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Artist and illustrator Paddy Killer will talk about her practice and exhibition Drawn Thread Work - Samplers and Specimens. Paddy Killer draws onto all manner of materials; from paper to silk. This exhibition includes works from the last decade as well as new pieces produced especially for the show at The Customs House.   Paddy Killer has an international reputation…

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BEDFORD Drink and Draw

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Circus of Illustration meet once a month to promote illustration in the Bedfordshire area. This month they are hosting a festive drink and draw with the idea to design some wonderful winter wooly jumpers at the Three Cups, Bedford. You might even meet some fellow AOI members there! All grown ups welcome from 7.30pm..

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Doodle Jam NOVEMBER! with Pete Fowler + Serge Seidlitz

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free
Doodle Bar60 Druid Street
London, SE1 2EZ United Kingdom
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Come and draw, dance and drink with illustrators and friends.

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Yo Illo Talks presents — Political Cartoons

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UsTwo62 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6JJ
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Yo Illo are proud to announce details of latest event in their ongoing series of inspiring talks: Political Cartoons. The evening invites two speakers, who have different experiences of cartoons in current affairs and can give an insight into the inner workings of the journalism industry.   Rebecca Hendin is a multi-award winning illustrator and cartoonist. She currently works in-house at…

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BRUTAL @ Espacio

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
e2 7dgEspacio Gallery
London, E2 7DG United Kingdom
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A collection of artwork inspired by modernist and brutalist architecture from two emerging artists Red Girling and Oscar Francis. RED GIRLING Red Girling is the pseudonym for AOI Member Eliza Southwood, a printmaker and illustrator. As Red, she produces works that reflects the textural qualities of architecture and the built environment, in both abstract and figurative terms. She uses a…

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December 2017

London Illustration Fair

December 1 - December 3
BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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The London Illustration Fair will be back again this winter for another fun packed festival of art, craft, creativity and visual culture.

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Group Port Con at London Illustration Fair

December 1
BargehouseOXO Tower Wharf
London, SE1 9PH United Kingdom
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We will be back at the London Illustration Fair with our group portfolio consultations!

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Greenwich Peninsula presents Sample Christmas

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 11:00 pm
Greenwich PeninsulaThe Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0SQ United Kingdom
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SAMPLE is curated by HemingwayDesign. The market is free for all to attend and packed with fashion, food and foliage, it will provide Londoners with the opportunity to shop, eat, drink and celebrate the season to come, sampling the best produce from some of London’s most renowned and emerging creatives. There will be a gateway installation crafted by light installation…

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Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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ECAF will be hosting over forty creators from across the UK at Out of the Blue Drill Hall. Help maintain Edinburgh’s reputation as the world’s leading literary City by showing your support and coming along to pick up a new book to read. ECAF is a great first time event for anyone new to comic books and a familiar setting…

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HiFest

December 2 @ 11:00 am - December 3 @ 6:00 pm
The Printworks14 Claremont,America Ground
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HA United Kingdom
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Now in its fourth year, HiFest (Hastings Illustration Festival) will be taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017. It will include an array of top guests from the world of illustration and over 75 stalls selling unique illustrated goods from books, zines and prints to cards, badges and ceramics. It will also feature the following activities: Talks A series…

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Massive Arts Fayre

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Ritzy469 Brixton Road
London, SW2 1JQ United Kingdom
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Purchase pieces from independent trader's designs. Ranging from t-shirts and garments, to homeware and jewellery, illustrations and paintings. There will be food available at the bar, festive drinks, funky Christmas tunes and most probably 'Home Alone' being screened in the background. The fayre will be taking place upstairs at The Ritzy. Family friendly and free entry. Illustration stallholders include: Tegan…

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SHAKE December

December 3 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Keepers Kitchen & Bar BristolMercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad street
Bristol, BS1 2EL United Kingdom
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Bristol based Art Fair

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Publisher Portfolio Consultations: Children’s Books

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nobrow Press27 Westgate Street
London, E8 3RL
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Exclusive portfolio consultation at Nobrow!

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Type Tuesday:A Matter of Life and Death

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St BrideSt. Bride Foundation,Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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GraphicDesign&’s Lucienne Roberts & Rebecca Wright, explore the weird and wonderful relationship between typography, life … and death. Eye magazine’s quarterly Type Tuesday event takes inspiration from Graphic Design&’s exhibition ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’, currently showing at London’s Wellcome Collection until 14 January 2018. The speakers include Graphic Design& founders Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright (curators of the…

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Cardiff Animation Nights

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Kongs Cardiff114-116 St Mary St
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
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(CAN) is a non-profit organisation running animation events in Cardiff, from screenings of award-winning independent animation, to festival programmes, workshops, talks and masterclasses. The last Cardiff Animation Nights of the year is on Thursday 7th December. Screening some of their favourite animated short films from around the world, including highlights from Manchester Animation Festival like ‘Manivald’ by Estonian director Chintis Lundgren,…

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Tiny Mart

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston Tea Party PlymouthJamaica House, 82-84 Vauxhall Street
Plymouth, PL4 0EX United Kingdom
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A Christmas maker-seller fair showcasing much of the local talent, from both Plymouth and the local area. Here you will find locally created artwork, comics, zines, badges, t-shirts and much more. Please note, the event mostly takes place on the first floor of BTP, which sadly does not have disabled access.  

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House of Illustration Illustrator’s Christmas Fair

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
House of Illustration2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
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The Illustrators' Christmas Fair is a pop-up marketplace with over 100 artists selling a range of freshly illustrated produce. This is a free entry, child friendly event. For a list of exhibitors visit: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/get_involved/the-illustrators-fair

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Renegade Craft Fair

December 9 @ 11:00 am - December 10 @ 6:00 pm
Old Truman BreweryBrick Lane
London, E1 6QL United Kingdom
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At the fair you can explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more. Among the illustrators will be some AOI members Charlotte Farmer and Ella Masters. Enjoy a memorable winter weekend of local food vendors, seasonal drinks, music, DIY workshops and more. The event is free…

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Crafty Fox Market – Peckham

December 9 @ 11:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm
Bussey BuildingCLF Art Cafe, The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham
London, SE15 4ST United Kingdom
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Escape the highstreet and support the makers this Christmas! Featuring traders from lots of different disciplines like ceramics, fashion, illustration and jewellery including AOI member Alice Potter.  

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IllustrationCupboard Christmas Festival Tea

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Illustration Cupboard Gallery22 Bury St, St. James's
London, London SW1Y 6AL United Kingdom
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Meet legendary illustrators, Judith Kerr (The Tiger Who Came to Tea) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) who will be signing books and meeting visitors in Illustrationcupboard Gallery. Join the charity raffle for Children in Need and browse over 400 illustrations whilst enjoying live music from guitarist Tom Charleston. Festivities run from 3:00pm - 5:00pm with seasonal refreshments. This event is free, families are welcome. Judith and…

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First Editions: Re-covered – auction

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sotheby’s34-35 New Bond Street
London, United Kingdom
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In aid of House of Illustrration

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Crafty Fox Market – Hoxton

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geffrye Museum136 Kingsland Road,
London,, E2 8EA United Kingdom
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Escape the highstreet and support the makers this Christmas! Featuring traders from lots of different disciplines like ceramics, fashion, illustration and jewellery including AOI members Claudine O'Sullivan and Jacqueline Colley.

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Worcester Illustration Exhibition

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston Tea Party Worcester18 Broad Street
Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 3
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A showcase original work by local illustrators Maz Leyden, Chris Mason, Seraphim Bryant, James Wilson-Knight, Jess Mason, Richard Fox and Ollie Davis. Prints will be available on the night. Bar, coffee and cake provided by Boston tea party.

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London Children’s Book Fair

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
Parasol UnitParasol unit gallery
14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW United Kingdom
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The second edition of The London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit celebrates the best of contemporary children’s literature. Admission to the book fair is free for children and adults. There will be literary and art workshops, readings by favourite authors, poetry and storytelling sessions, including book signings, educational workshops and a collaborative live drawing session with this year’s Fair…

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Archaeological Small Finds Illustration Workshop

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elgin Museum1 High Street
Elgin, IV30 1EQ
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Archaeological Illustrator Thomas Small in this finds illustration workshop helps you ro learn more about the principles of pottery and small finds illustration​ complete with practical exercises. Thomas has produced small finds illustrations for the National Trust for Scotland​,​ educational material for the Forestry Commission Scotland​,​ and academic illustrations for Edinburgh University alongside many other organisations​, as well as delivering…

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