Ian McMillan and Tony Husband in cartoon history 12th September

You Tube Video of the event
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)

This event is part of the Spon Spun Festival
Linked to their uproarious A CARTOON HISTORY OF HERE shows for family audiences, 7 to 107, Ian and Tony offer this workshop. 

Tony talks about cartoons and gives a demonstration of how he draws them. Ian talks about how poems and drawings can fizz together and how they move us to think in different directions. Tony and Ian then give a project to draw and go round giving guidance and help. The workshop ends with A Grand Cartoon-in and Poem relay race.

And of course everyone comes to see Ian and Tony’s show later!

‘Wow! What does Ian have for breakfast? (He wouldn't tell me, but I want some.) I have never seen two people work so hard - they were fantastic. Staff and pupils alike were blown away - exactly the kind of hilarious madness we all needed. Thank you so much - and please pass on my comments to those wonderful Chaps.’ Ellie Sedgwick, Lothingland Middle School

‘Just a quick email to let you know what a fabulous day we had on Tuesday!! Ian and Tony were brilliant, and the pupils are still buzzing today about it! We had a day to remember!! Feedback from the invited guests was also extremely positive – everybody loved the performance and it really set the right tone for the garden opening. Best wishes, and we are looking at future dates!!!!!!’ Helen Graham, Wakefield City High School

‘The John Peel of poetry’ Alec Finlay
‘Tony Husband is even funnier than me’ Griff Rhys Jones
‘a breath of fresh air’ Sue Arnold, The Observer
'the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe' Martin Dimery, Frome Festival
'world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy

Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, BBC Breakfast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week and Last Word. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs. Previously he was resident poet for English National Opera, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan

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