Events in and around Weardale

Raymond Briggs - a Retrospective

Date: Saturday 12 November 2022 until Sunday 26 February 2023
Location: Barnard Castle - Bowes Museum
Postcode: DL12 8NP
Cost: £14.50 for the Museum including exhibitions

Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective is a touring exhibition from Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration. With never-before-seen artwork in the North of England, this exhibition delves into the work of the author-illustrator behind some of the UK’s most influential children’s books and graphic novels.

Raymond Briggs (1934-2022) is best-known for silent picturebook The Snowman (1978). But over a 60-year career, Briggs created illustrated books on themes from family relationships and grief to social mobility and political satire.

This exhibition includes work from Briggs’s pioneering titles, including The Snowman, Father Christmas (1973), Fungus the Bogeyman (1977) and autobiographical graphic novel Ethel and Ernest (1998). On show are his drawings, hand-lettered typography and page designs from his earliest commissions to his 2004 book The Puddleman.

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