Programme

CLICK ON A DAY BELOW TO SEE ALL FEATURED EVENTS FOR THAT DAY

CONTACT THE VERBAL ARTS CENTRE TO BOOK PLACES FOR WORKSHOPS AND TALKS.

E: info@verbalartscentre.co.uk T: 02871 266946

TICKETS FOR HEROES & LEGENDS AND FORCE TRAINING CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE MILLENNIUM FORUM BOX OFFICE. www.millenniumforum.co.uk

THURS 30th MAY: Schools workshops at Verbal Arts Centre.

FRI 31st MAY: Schools & Public workshops at Verbal Arts Centre / 2D Evening Sessions: Panel Discussions at Sandinos.

SAT 1st JUNE & SUN 2nd JUNE: 2D Comics Fair featuring ‘Heroes & Legends’ show at the Millennium Forum / 2D Evening Sessions: Panel Discussions at Sandinos.

COMICS FAIR: Opening Hours: Sat 10am - 5pm & Sun 11.30am - 4.30pm. The Comics Fair on Sat 1 & Sun 2 June at the Millennium Forum is FREE to attend and will play host to a great mix of comic stalls, children’s workshops, talks and other activities. Come along to meet the world’s best comic creators, who will be sketching, signing and selling loads of cool stuff. We will also have fantastic prize giveaways and spot prizes for cool costumes - Dress to Impress!

View All By Date
View all by event type
Clear

Friday 31st May

Education

Schools Elevator Pitch - Star Wars

Star Wars Character Design - Comic Art workshop. Come up with your own characters for the Star Wars universe and pitch them to Star Wars artist Gary Erskine and writer Mhairi Stewart.

10.30am - Noon 

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 10.30am - Noon. Blue Coat Room.


FREE event

Free.


Book here

Friday 31st May

Education

Schools Elevator Pitch - Books & Graphic Novels

Alan Nolan is one of Ireland's leading writers and illustrators, with a graphic novel series published by O'Brien Press, a regular comic strip in the Irish Times and much more. Alan will be hosting this session where pupils will sketch ideas for their own book or graphic novels, create draft front covers and pitch their books to Alan!

1pm - 2.30pm

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 1pm – 2.30pm. Blue Coat Room


FREE event

Free.


Book here

Friday 31st May

Education

Irish Language Comic Art Workshops

For Schools. Learn how to create comic art in these fun workshops with Aidan Courtney, editor of fantastic Irish Language Comic RíRá. Aidan is creator of Coimicí Gael, an initiative to promote Irish in a fun way. He is also a Publisher, Cartoonist and writer and has worked for the Irish Times, Sunday Tribune & the Phoenix.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 10am - 11.30am. Library.


FREE event

Free.


Book here

Friday 31st May

Education

Change the Channel talk

For Schools. New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee (Dr Who, Star Trek, Superboy) will be talking about being a reluctant reader as a boy and how he overcame this to enjoy books and eventually become a successful writer. Tony will create a story with the help of the class in this inspiring, interactive session.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 11.45am – 12.45pm. Blue Coat Room


FREE event

Free.


Book here

Friday 31st May

Education

Uproar Comics present 'Creating Comics'

For Secondary Schools. Award-winning local publishers Uproar Comics will be giving a talk about how their company was started and quickly developed into a runaway success. They will also be giving a sneak peek behind the scenes at how they make their hit comic 'Zombies Hi'. 11am - Noon.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Adults / Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 11am – noon. Debating Chamber


FREE event

Free.

Friday 31st May

Guests of Honour, Industry

Digital Colouring workshop

Open to Public. One of the world's leading digital colourists, Jordie Bellaire will be hosting a talk and demonstration about how she creates the fantastic colour work that has made her one of the most in-demand 'digital painters' in the comics industry today.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Adults

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 1.15pm – 2.45pm. Debating Chamber.


FREE event

Free. Age: 14yrs+


Book here

Friday 31st May

Education, Industry

Making Comics workshop

Open to Public. Learn about the process of making comic books & how to create a page of comic art with the help of some of the best creators in the business. With top artists Jock, Gary Erskine, Dan Berry, Garry Leach & more. Contact the Verbal Arts on 02871266946 for booking.

Audience: Adults / Children

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: 3pm - 4.30pm. Blue Coat Room.


FREE event

Free. Early Registration is advised as places are limited. Ages: 11yrs+


Book here

Friday 31st May

Guests of Honour, Industry

Portfolio Reviews

Open to Public.These 20 mins long, one-to-one mentoring sessions with award-winning group editor at DC Comics, Will Dennis, offer an amazing opportunity to receive valuable industry advice on how to develop your body of work.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Adults

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre

Times: Noon – 2pm. Library Sessions: Noon / 12.20pm / 12.40pm / 1pm / 1.20pm / 1.40pm


FREE event

Free. Early Registration is essential as places are limited. Ages: 16yrs+

Friday 31st May

Evening Sessions, Industry

Irish Comics panel

The Irish Comics scene is as healthy and exciting as it's ever been, with a host of Irish creators breaking through in the industry in a big way. There are also many quality independent creators making their mark, evident in the diverse and engaging range of work and titles published over the last couple of years. 7pm - 8pm

Audience: Adults

Venue: Sandinos


FREE event

Friday 31st May

Evening Sessions, Guests of Honour, Industry

The Social Networks panel

Being active online is a big part of many comic creators' professional life. This panel takes a look at this: the advantages, the lost hours, the chance encounters and everything else in between! 8.15pm - 9.15pm

Audience: Adults

Venue: Sandinos


FREE event