Political Cartoons Retrospective
Hosted by Martin Rowson
Thursday 9th June 2016
Doors open: 7:30pm
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Martin Rowson talks Cartoons as part of his Ladywell Gallery exhibition, To Hell. In a Handcart: A Retrospective of Cartoons by Martin Rowson, 1986 – 2016.
In a world where it is all too common for people to claim a right not to be offended, how far can free speech go? Do we risk giving away too much when we ‘respect feelings’? What is the role of cartoons as visual journalism? How does satire help us to explore current events? What responsibilities does the cartoonist have when it comes to people taking offence? Followed by a Q&A, be prepared to be shocked, enlightened and thoroughly entertained!
Featuring the multi-award winning cartoonist & long-time Lewisham resident’s work from The Guardian, Daily Mirror, The Morning Star, Sunday Today, Independent on Sunday, The Times, The Scotsman, Tribune, The Londoner, Time Out and many other publications, all of which is for sale. Some idiot on Wikipedia described Rowson’s style as “scathing and satirical”, which hardly scratches the surface.
Please join us for this rare opportunity for an informal and intimate discussion from one of the UK’s most distinct political commentators.
“Martin Rowson? Best cartoonist working in the UK today. When you’ve got a vicious bunch of cutthroats in power you need a cartoonist who is up for the evisceration. Rowson’s your man.”
Comedian Mark Thomas