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Meet the creators of comics

LOVEcomics?Want to find out howthey are created and published ormaybeyou fancy drawing your own? In


association with Capital Reads,CardiffLibraries is hosting afree dayof comic-themed events on SaturdayJanuary 19 at CardiffCentral Library (next to John

Lewis). Forthe younger crowd there isaChildren’s Comic BookWorkshop,aimed at ages 8-12, from11am to noon. Children will have the chance to drawand design their owncolourful comics and characters, with allmaterials provid- ed.

From1.30pm to 4.30pm

MEET THE CREATORS: Your chance to pick up tips from comic strip artists including Team Scannon (above) and Joe Glass (left)

adults can attendaMeet the Creators session and have the chance to meet some published comic cre- ators,featuring Mike Collins (Marvel andDC comics,Star Trek and DoctorWhographic nov- els) JoeGlass (The Pride, Stiffs) Kris Carter (Transformers,The Pride, Lou Scannon) and Dan

Harris (Lou Scannon, 10thology). There will be discussions

on panel layout, styles,ink- ing, colouring, lettering, editing and proofing comics,aswell as advice on howtobreak into the industry. This will be followed by a Q&Asession. There will be achance to

Checkout stallsand talentedperformers

TheSessions THE


monthlySessions event takes

Riverfront’s this

evening where bou- tique stalls adorn the foyer from 5pm until 11pm and performance fills the air in the café from 7pm. All types of perform-

ers are welcome and all youneed to do is turn up on the night. If you’re alocal cre-

ativeperson and would like to sell your wares, be it handmade jew- ellery,bespoke fashion, vintage vinyl,artwork or something complete- ly unusual, please get in touchtopre-book a stall. Previous stalls have

included vinyl,vintage, toiletries,cakes,cloth- ing, jewellery,acces- sories and cards, unusual gifts and more. Sessions will take place either in the café/bar and outside on the terrace or in the upstairs bar,depending

win prizes as well as some freebies too.These exciting events are completelyfree to attend, butthere is a high demand so booking is essential. Forfurther information or to book a place,please contact GrangetownLibrary by e- mailing grangetownli- or calling 029 2023 0526.


Art tour celebrates 56 years OnShow

56:56, atouring group exhibition celebrating fifty six years of the influential 56 Group Wales artist group opens at Newport art gallery later this month. The exhibition will feature

work by current and associate members including Robert Alwyn Hughes,Ken Elias, Dennis Gardner,Robert Harding, Clive Hicks-Jenkins,Carol Hiles, Harvey Hood, Sue Hunt, Dilys Jackson Glyn Jones,Martyn Jones,Kay Keogh, Victoria Malcolm, TomPiper,Richard Renshaw, Peter Seabourne,John Selway, Christopher Shurrock, Kevin Sinnott, Antonia Spowers, Peter Spriggs,Alison Lochhead, Justine Johnson, and Pete Williams. The 56:56 opening event takes place Saturday, January 26, at 11.30am and continues until April 6. Afurther exhibition by David Garner entitled Shift is also scheduled to run from April 20 to June 29.


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on weather. The open mic part of

the event is open to everyone to perform. Organisers saythey

do not discriminate against anytype of per- former and all genres are welcome. They


ENJOY THE ARTS: Performance and craft at The Sessions members will

want to support up and coming talent. This event is not aimed at under 16s,acts after 9pm maybecome unsuitablefor children and mayuse material thatmay cause offence. All performers,stall holders and audience


charged a£1entry fee. To book astall or to enquire about perform- ing e-mail Rachel.Kin Join the Sessions at

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