LOCAL EVENTS FOR 2021
until 29 August: Heath Robinson Museum: John Hassall: Illustrator and Poster Artist. During the early 20th century, John Hassall was one of Britain’s best-known and most high-profile artists. Working across a variety of disciplines, he was a prolific book illustrator, a humorous artist for postcards and magazines, an art school founder and teacher, a painter in oils, consummate clubman, and a designer of toys, figurines, pottery and nursery decor. But it was through his commercial illustration for travel companies, political causes, theatre and well-known brands that he made his name in an age when advertising hoardings were known as the, ‘poor man’s art gallery. Open Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm. Tickets can be booked on www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org
30 August: Headstone Manor & Museum: Headstone Village Show from 12 noon to 5pm. Free entertainment for all ages such as a birds of prey display, circus skills workshops, craft activities, trails, storytelling, performances plus artisan stalls, local, sustainable and ethical food, crafts, homewares and arts. All ages. Tickets: £3 Standard, £2 Children (4-12), FREE Under 4s, £9 Group of 4.
4 September to 9 January: Heath Robinson Museum: Korky Paul’s Magic of Illustration. Korky Paul has enjoyed outstanding international success as an award-winning illustrator of children’s books, producing many instantly recognisable and popular characters, such as Winnie the Witch, The Fish Who Could Wish, Professor Puffendorf and Sir Scallywag. Korky’s work often clearly shows the influence of Heath Robinson’s humorous drawings. This exhibition will also give an insight into the process of illustrating and preparing illustrations for publication since Korky Paul is unusual as an artist, in that he has kept a complete archive of drawings and other material relating to the development of the illustrations of each book and its publication.
11-28 December: Harrow Arts Centre: Pantomime returns with Cinderella from Immersion Theatre. Expect audience participation, spectacular costumes, dazzling sets and enchanting special effects. Tickets: £18; £15 (concessions); £60 (family). More info: 020 3773 firstname.lastname@example.org