Comic fans are being urged to get dressed up for an event in Preston city centre this weekend.Advertisement
As part of the city’s Summer Saturdays on the Flag Market there’s comic inspiration both in the Harris and out on the square itself.
Budding artists will have the chance to draw and create their own comic drawings around the Flag Market alongside dozens of stalls filled with comic memorabilia and products.
The city council is also running a fancy dress competition – come dressed as a character from your favourite comic for the chance to win a comic prize.
Those dressed up will be parading at 1.30pm and 3pm and there’s prizes for adults and kids.
Read more: Here’s what’s on at the Flag Market during summer 2018
Inside the Harris, on Saturday (23 June), original artwork by the city’s Leo Baxendale, who created the Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx, will be on display.
The event, which runs from 12noon to 4pm, is free.
Read more: See what else there is to do in Preston in our dedicated what’s on section
Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “This is set to be a fabulous event to complement the opening of the comic exhibition in the Harris.
“A fabulous family-friendly, never-been-seen-before, day on Preston’s Flag Market and in the Harris so don’t miss out.”