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Comic Day to take over the Flag Market and the Harris

Posted on - 20th June, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A drawing of comic characters by Ben Hunt
A drawing of comic characters by Ben Hunt

Comic fans are being urged to get dressed up for an event in Preston city centre this weekend.

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.

Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards

Leo Baxendale, left, with one of his comic creations Pic: British Comic Book Awards

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.”

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