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Moomins at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2017

October 14 - October 15

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only event of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria for a weekend each October.

Celebrating the amazing world of comic artists, creators, and writers, we bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work!

 

WE LOVE THE MOOMINS

An opportunity for families to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of the Moomins!

Free events throughout the day at the Westmorland Shopping Centre
SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY, 15 OCTOBER 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Take a journey into Moomin Valley and get involved in a wide range of creative comics activity with some surprises along the way.

We Love the Moomins is devised and produced by Sian Wyn Owen, University of Cumbria in partnership with Kendal College.

 

MORE THAN THE MOOMINS – THE LIFE & WORK OF TOVE JANSSON

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 – 14:30 at MAIN THEATRE, BREWERY ARTS CENTRE

PANEL DISCUSSION, ALL AGES

This year LICAF is celebrating the life and work of novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson. Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomins which has been translated into more than 50 languages. This event explores the phenomenon of the Moomins as well as revealing much more about this extraordinary woman and the huge legacy she has left across the world.

The panel will feature Sophia Jansson (Tove Jansson’s niece and Artistic Director of Oy Moomin Characters Ltd), Tuula Karjalainen (author of ‘Tove Jansson: Work and Love’), Jonathan Edwards (joint-creator with Felt Mistress of ‘Archipelagogo’ a new installation commissioned for LICAF 2017). It will be hosted by comics expert Paul Gravett.

There will be signings immediately after the event with Tuula Karjalainen.

More than the Moomins – The Life & Work of Tove Jansson is sponsored by the Finnish Institute and Moomin.

 

TALES FROM THE NORDIC ARCHIPELAGO

1 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2017 at KENDAL MUSEUM

Read more about the exhibition here.

 

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Start:
October 14
End:
October 15
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Kendal
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