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Talks

Friday 24th October 4:00pm
Falmouth Art Gallery

Children’s Illustration Archive Tour

22 Panels 2014 LogoThe 22 Panels Comic Art Show is proud to be working with the Falmouth Art Gallery, who invite you to join their Director, Henrietta Boex, for a tour around the ‘Brilliant Colour’ exhibition and to view their Children’s Illustration Archive including work by Frank Hampson (Dan Dare) and Peter Firmin (Bagpuss).

Taking place at the Falmouth Art Gallerywww.falmouthartgallery.com / FREE Entry

Keep updated on the event over at the 22 Panels blog.

Saturday 25th October 11:00am
Theatre

Comic Storytelling Part 1 with Ron Tiner

22 Panels 2014 LogoWhat makes good comic book art? It’s not just a matter of accurate drawing. Every story makes unique demands on a narrative artist, and his understanding of what makes a good story – as opposed to a dull sequence of events – is what makes the difference between a comic book that you simply read and forget, and one that sets your imagination alight, and you go back to time and again.

Ron Tiner is a freelance illustrator and lecturer with over 40 years experience working in comics (2000AD, Hellblazer), illustrating fiction of all kinds (classic literature, fairy tales, romance, crime), illustrating educational books on history, designing characters for video games and more.

Tickets: £2 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Part of the 22 Panels Comic Art Show 2014.

Keep updated on the event over at the 22 Panels blog.

Sunday 26th October 11:00am
Theatre

Comic Storytelling Part 2 with Ron Tiner

22 Panels 2014 LogoIn this lecture Ron will take two different story sequences, and show how the artist goes about turning them into engaging visual narratives.

Ron Tiner is a freelance illustrator and lecturer with over 40 years experience working in comics (2000AD, Hellblazer), illustrating fiction of all kinds (classic literature, fairy tales, romance, crime), illustrating educational books on history, designing characters for video games and more.

Tickets: £2 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Part of the 22 Panels Comic Art Show 2014.

Keep updated on the event over at the 22 Panels blog.

Sunday 26th October 1:00pm
Theatre

The Men Who Laugh: David Hine & Mark Stafford Panel

22 Panels 2014 LogoJoin Chris Thompson (Orbital Comics, Pop Culture Hound) as he explores the wild and woolly world of David Hine, Mark Stafford and their various collaborations. Be seduced by their Strange Embrace as they draw you into their Bad, Bad Place, discussing inspiration, process and execution.

David Hine is a prolific writer, well-known for his creator-owned books Bulletproof Coffin with Shaky Kane, Storm Dogs with Doug Braithwaite and The Man Who Laughs with Mark Stafford.

Mark Stafford is the cartoonist in residence at the Cartoon Musuem, co-creating Cherubs! with Bryan Talbot and The Man Who Laughs with David Hine, amongst many other inky odds and sods.

Chris Thompson is a writer, podcaster and speaker, hosting the popular Pop Culture Hound podcast and by day working as Events Manager at Orbital Comics in central London.

Tickets: £3 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Part of the 22 Panels Comic Art Show 2014.

Keep updated on the event over at the 22 Panels blog.

Sunday 26th October 3:00pm
Theatre

Comic Book Slumber Party Presents!

22 Panels 2014 LogoA panel introducing the latest Comic Book Slumber Party anthology and the talented creators behind it! Guests include Donya Todd, Sarah Burgess, Lize Meddings, Lucie Ebrey, and will be chaired by CBSP’s own Hannah K Chapman.

Comic Book Slumber Party is a comics collective promoting the bad-ass babes in the comics industry through their events and anthologies.

Donya Todd is an illustrator, painter and comic artist who recently had her graphic novel ‘Death & The Girls’ published by Blank Slate Books. She takes her inspiration from the magical, marvellous and macabre.

Sarah Burgess has recently completed a 900 page webcomic, which is currently in the midst of being printed into book form. Her stories focus on emotional exploration and “dramallama”.

Lize Meddings is the creator of the Sad Ghost Club, an animal loving illustrator who enjoys leaves, plants, animals with antlers and the colour pink.

Lucie Ebrey is a comic artist in her final year of studying illustration at Falmouth University. She draws a diary strip every day on top of other comic projects.

Hannah K Chapman is the founder of Comic Book Slumber Party and Graham Cracker’s Ladies Night (Chicago). By day she works at Gosh! Comics in London and by night writes regularly for Forbidden Planet International and OffLife.

Tickets: £2 (plus £1 Poly Fund)

Part of the 22 Panels Comic Art Show 2014.

Keep updated on the event over at the 22 Panels blog.

Friday 7th November 1:00pm

Dr. Anthony Phillips: The Bible’s Creation Accounts: Theology or Science?

Dr Phillips will examine the Bible’s account of the origins of creation. The so-called seven day creation account has been used to reject the theory of evolution. He will put this creation account into the context of the older Eden narrative and will explain how it fits into the development of the emergent history of Israel. While the accounts include contemporary scientific observations, this is not their purpose since they are theological, not scientific, statements. This lecture will seriously analyse the Creationism debate.

Anthony Phillips was born in Falmouth where he qualified as a solicitor.  After briefly practicing in London, he read theology at King’s College, London where he was awarded a first class degree.  He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University. He was ordained in 1967 and was successively Dean, Chaplain and Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Chaplain and Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford.  In 1986 he was appointed Headmaster of the King’s School, Canterbury.  He retired back to Cornwall in 1996. He has written a number of books, and has lectured and broadcast widely. He is an ex-Chairman and life Vice-President of the Poly.

The Poly Bar will be open from 12.30 p.m. for drinks. Why not bring a pastie or a sandwich with you, so you have food your body, as well as food for thought?

Tuesday 11th November 7:30pm
Poly Bar

Local History Talks – The Enys Estate

Brought to you by Falmouth’s Local History and Research Group

A presentation by local historian Terry Chapman giving insight into the fascinating history of the house, gardens and owners of the and future plans for the Enys Estate.

The Enys Estate has been owned by members of the influential Enys family since the 13th century. The Estate encompasses the house and outbuildings as well as 30 acres of gardens featuring a range of plants and woodland areas as well as the famous bluebell meadow. Recent developments have included the establishment of a history room where visitors can find out more about the Enys family, the gardens and the house.

7pm in The Bar for a 7:30 start.

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1)  Book early. Limited to 40 seats.

Come early for a drink and comfy seats.

Thursday 27th November 7:30pm
Theatre

Henrietta Boex: Jib-Booms and Bobstays – The Evolution of Maritime Painting

We intend this to be the first in a series of joint lectures between the Poly and the Falmouth Art Gallery.  The evening will also include the screening of a short film on The Poly’s Tuke Collection.

There are three main traditions in Maritime painting – ships’ portraits, historical re-enactments and topography. The artists divide between the formally trained and Pierhead Painters, who were often sailors. Henrietta Boex is the Director of the Falmouth Art Gallery and will examine the evolution of these traditions, with particular reference to artists with Falmouth links.

At sixteen, Henrietta began her art history studies in Paris attending a ‘Cours de Civilisation’ during which time she became an impassioned admirer of Bonnard and as a consequence has never worn sun glasses – no doubt a foolish move. A stint in Australia where she then fell in love with the work of Arthur Streeton and Sidney Nolan was followed by administration of various arts festivals in St Ives, Bristol and Bath. She has also worked in antique furniture restoration. She describes her life as a series of tacks across the great sea of life and so at forty she went off to Plymouth School of Architecture  to study Architectural Studies with Heritage Studies and rejoices in the fact that she was the only person ever to get this qualification from that organisation. This led to project management consultancy which led to Porthcurno Telegraph Museum where she helped deliver their new £3m museum redevelopment project. The job at Falmouth Art Gallery is her dream job and brings together the many strands of her interesting and varied life. She has one grown up son and cooks in Danish.

Tuesday 9th December 7:30pm
Poly Bar

Local History Talks – The Mysterious Loss of The Darlwyne

Brought to you by Falmouth’s Local History and Research Group

The Mysterious Loss of The Darlwyne – A Cornish Holiday Tragedy.  A presentation by researcher and author Martin Banks about the tragic loss of this pleasure cruiser in 1966.

Almost 50 years ago, a boat full of men, women and children left Mylor for a day trip to Fowey little realising that none of them would survive the voyage. Described as one of the worst civil maritime tragedies in modern times, the sinking of the Darlwyne is still shrouded in mystery as the wreck was never found and the bodies of only 12 of the 31 people on board were ever recovered.

St Just author Martin Banks has carried out extensive research into the tragedy and recently had his book, The Mysterious Loss of The Darlwyne: A Cornish Holiday Tragedy, published.

7pm in The Bar for a 7:30 start

£5/£4 concessions (plus Poly fund £1) Book early. Limited to 40 seats.

Taking place in the Poly Bar.  Come early for a drink and comfy seats.