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Comic books celebrated at Stockton libraries

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

COMIC book fans young and old are in for a treat with a day of exciting Stockton libraries events to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday 7 May.

Among the activities on offer is the chance to learn how to draw your favourite superhero, make a superhero mask and pick up a free comic book from a number of libraries across the Borough.

Between 10am and 4pm, residents are invited to attend a drawing session with renowned illustrator Keith Robson at Stockton Central Library.

Keith has been a professional artist since the 1960s and previously worked for DC Comics. He is most known for his distinctive illustrations in the famous Beano and Dandy comics and now runs drawing and illustration workshops across the UK.

During his library workshop participants will learn how to create, sketch and colour a comic book character of their own.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “Free Comic Book Day is a fantastic occasion to celebrate reading of all forms and encourage people into the library. We have an incredible day of events planned to stir your imagination so make sure you visit the Borough’s libraries and join in the fun.”

Libraries across the Borough will also have free comic books (while stocks last) to give away to children and young people who drop-in to the following libraries on the day:

  • Billingham Library – 10am to 4pm - Comic Book Day crafts suitable for ages 5 and above. Contact 01642 528084 or [email protected] 
  • Fairfield Library – 10.30am to 11.30am - Draw your own comic book heroes - suitable for 9 to 14 year olds. Contact 01642 527962 or [email protected]
  • Ingleby Barwick Library – 1.30pm to 4.30pm - Make your own superhero mask - suitable for 4 to 9 year olds. Contact 01642 528528 or [email protected]
  • Thornaby Central  Library – 9.30am to 4pm. Contact 01642 528117 or [email protected]

All events are free of charge. Booking is not required.

For more information, contact Lucy Carlton-Walker on 01642 528501 or [email protected]

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