Friday, 18 May 2012


The Cartoon Museum has Late Night Openings tonight and tomorrow from 5:30-8:30 pm to tie-in with their current H M Bateman exhibition The Man Who Went Mad on Paper.

Bateman's prolific career spanned both the Edwardian era and the Roaring 'Twenties, a fact reflected in the themes for the two evenings.

Tonight (Friday) is an Edwardian Evening with talks on Bateman's extraordinary cartoons by curator, Anita O'Brien, Bernard Crossley on the world of the Edwardian postcard and historian Lesley Hall on Edwardian Women.

The theme for tomorrow (Saturday) is Going Modern, Being British: Britain in the 'Twenties and 'Thirties with, in addition to Anita O'Brien on Bateman, motoring journalist, Martin Gurdon celebrating the advent of the motor car so beloved by a host of cartoonists and Yours-Truly (i.e. Me!) blowing the dust of some of vintage comics and children's annuals that emerged in the '20s and '30s.

Here's a few of the treats I'll have in store for visitors...

The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street
London WC1A 2HH.
Telephone 0207 580 815

1 comment:

Beth Stilborn said...

Pip and Squeak? Rupert! I want to see those.

A friend who grew up in Manchester had two chums in university, and the trio of them were known as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. (Pam was Pip.) So I'm always delighted to see Pip and Squeak. (and Wilfred).

I grew up with Rupert, myself.