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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!

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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+


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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, 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

2D Comic Fair event

Saturday 1st June

2D Comics Fair, Education, Guests of Honour, Industry

Keynote: Herb Trimpe

US Comics artist Herb Trimpe is a true comics industry legend, not least for being the first artist to draw the most famous member of the X-Men; Wolverine, but also for his seminal run on the Incredible Hulk in the 1970s. Herb has also worked on a host of other top titles and characters and will be discussing his career and his thoughts on the industry with host, leading comics journalist Chris Thompson.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Adults / Children

Venue: Millennium Forum

Times: 12.15pm – 1.15pm Millennium Room.


FREE event

Free. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

2D Comic Fair event

Saturday 1st June

2D Comics Fair, Guests of Honour, Industry

Keynote: Nicholas Gurewitch

Nicholas Gurewitch is an award-winning creator who produced one of the most popular web comics of recent times, the Perry Bible Fellowship. The strip became a phenomenon and was then syndicated in countless magazines internationally, including the Guardian. He has collected and published his strips as a book, which became one the fastest selling books in Amazon's history. Nicholas is a versatile and gifted storyteller and has recently produced work for the BBC and Marvel Comics. Contact the Verbal Arts on 02871266946 for booking.

Audience: Adults

Venue: Millennium Forum

Times: 2.45 – 3.45 Millennium Room.


FREE event

Free. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.


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2D Comic Fair event

Saturday 1st June

2D Comics Fair, Guests of Honour, Industry

Keynote: Jordie Bellaire

Jordie Bellaire is one of the world’s leading comic colourists. Her digital painting has been an essential aspect of many of the leading, best-looking comic books on the market. She is an established, quality artist in her own right and has had a rapid rise to now become one of the most sought after colourists in the industry. Jordie will be giving a talk on her influences, techniques and processes, providing a fascinating insight into the art of colouring.

For booking contact The Verbal Arts Centre on 02871266946

Audience: Adults / Children

Venue: Millennium Forum

Times: 4pm - 5pm. Millennium Room.


FREE event

Free. Early Registration is advised as places are limited.

2D Comic Fair event

Saturday 1st June

2D Comics Fair, Guests of Honour, Industry

Portfolio Reviews

With leading DC/ Vertigo Comics Editor Will Dennis.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. Contact the Verbal Arts on 02871266946 for booking.


Audience: Adults / Children

Venue: Millennium Forum (Green Room)

Times: Saturday 1pm - 3pm 20min sessions 1pm/1.20pm/ 1.40pm/2pm/2.20pm/2.40pm


FREE event

Early Registration is essential as places are limited.


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