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Comics exhibition launches at the Harris for big and small kids

Posted on - 23rd June, 2018 - 4:24pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Harris was the back drop for the comic stalls and exhibitions on the Flag Market Pic: Blog Preston
The Harris was the back drop for the comic stalls and exhibitions on the Flag Market Pic: Blog Preston

A new three-month long exhibition has launched in the Harris celebrating all things comics.

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From the Bash Street Kids to the Beano there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

On the second floor of the museum the Comics exhibition was launched with an event on the Flag Market.

One of the drawings done by comic artists on the Flag Market Pic: Blog Preston
One of the drawings done by comic artists on the Flag Market Pic: Blog Preston

Stalls from comic artists took up pride of place in the sunshine and two fancy dress competition winners were crowned – with spiderman winning the 1.30pm competition. The event was part of the Summer Saturdays, with events taking place each Saturday on the Flag Market throughout the summer.

As well as original drawings from Preston’s talented comic legend, the late Leo Baxendale, there’s plenty to inspire the children too.

Some rare comics are on display - not for reading! Pic: Blog Preston
Some rare comics are on display – not for reading! Pic: Blog Preston

The Harris seems to have learnt a lesson from the Brick Dinos exhibition with far more interactive elements at this exhibition.

You can get the kids dressed up, try out various displays and of course, read some comics too.

Read more: Here’s what’s on at the Flag Market throughout the summer of 2018

There’s also an extensive drawing area where you can let the kids imagination run wild.

What my little one made of one part of the comics exhibition Pic: Blog Preston
What my little one made of one part of the comics exhibition Pic: Blog Preston

The exhibition, put on by 7 Stories, is free to attend and it’s on until Sunday 23 September.

The Harris gallery is open from 11am-5pm on Mondays, 10am-5pm on Tuesdays, 10am-8pm on Wednesdays, 10am-5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

Read more: Discover dandelions at the Harris this summer

In the Harris the City Street Style exhibition has also launched and is next door – showcasing the city’s fashion throughout the ages. It’s also free to visit.

Have you been to visit the comics exhibition? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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