HARTLEPOOL ART GALLERY
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MUSEUM OF HARTLEPOOL
60 YEARS OF ANDY CAPP
‘60 years of Andy Capp’ will tell the story of Smythe, who was born in Hartlepool in 1917, his relationship with the town and the evolution of Andy Capp over its 60 year history. The work-shy, working class character Andy Capp was a world-wide hit and at the time of Smyth’s death in 1998 was syndicated to 1,700 newspapers in 52 different countries and read by 250 million people globally.
Stockton Library 7th to 29th June
Alan Vest exhibition at Stockton Library
An exhibition of work by young Stockton-based illustrator Alan Vest will be showing at Stockton Library from 7th to 29th June. Alan achieved a Distinction grade at the end of his Foundation course at Cleveland College of Art & Design and went on to study Illustration for Commercial Application at CCAD, for which he was awarded a ﬁrst class diploma in 2016. His illustration career started during the final year of his course, with commissions including a magazine cover for The Brussels Times, as well as his ongoing weekly illustrations for The Guardian newspaper. He is based in Stockton and his career continues to go from strength to strength. Library opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30am-6pm; Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am-8pm; Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Alan will give informal talks about his work in the exhibition space at Stockton Library on Thursday 8 June at 10am and 1.30pm. For further information about Alan visit: www.alanvest.com www.instagram.com/alanvest