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Arts Society King’s Lynn to welcome at West Winch cartoonist Harry Venning whose work has been in The Guardian and BBC Radio Times

The Arts Society King’s Lynn (TASKL) will be welcoming cartoonist Harry Venning on Thursday, February 9 to give a lecture on ‘The Art of the Cartoonist’ in West Winch.

Harry will be tracing the history of his profession with examples from early practitioners like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day!

Harry will be drawing live. So be prepared to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect and discover exactly what the Eskimo brothers said in The Funniest Joke Ever (possibly).

Harry Venning cartoonist
Harry Venning cartoonist

Harry has been a professional cartoonist for thirty years, during which time he has provided cartoons for several high-profile UK publications including The Guardian and the Radio Times.

He was awarded UK Strip Cartoonist of The Year in 2016 for his Guardian strip Clare in The Community.

Harry is also a Sony Award winning writer of radio comedy, including the shows Coach Karen’s Half Time Team Talk and Clare in the Community starring Sally Phillips, currently recording its twelfth series on Radio 4.

Harry Venning cartoonist: ‘Clare in the Community’ strip from the Guardian
Harry Venning cartoonist: ‘Clare in the Community’ strip from the Guardian

The lecture will take place in West Winch Village Hall where there is ample free parking available and starts at 2pm.

TASKL meets once a month on the second Thursday from September to May and anyone is welcome to become a member for just £52 a year or can go along to individual lectures as a guest for £10.

Anyone interested in finding out more about TASKL can visit their website at www.theartssocietykingslynn.org.uk.

To join the Society contact the membership secretary on 01366 328648 or via email at info@theartssocietykingslynn.org.uk.

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