Talk

Martin Rowson: Giving The Gift of Offence

About this event

Martin Rowson is a multi-award-winning political cartoonist, author, illustrator, broadcaster and poet who’s been assailing the world of politics and the news with his foul images for 40 years.

Martin’s work has appeared regularly across the gamut of UK newspapers and magazines, from The Guardian, via Time Out and The Times, to The Spectator, Independent on Sunday, Daily Mirror, and Daily Express, indeed, almost everywhere you can think of apart from The Sun and Private Eye!

In his show Giving the Gift of Offence, Martin takes us through 40 years of British politics, with both his personal and his cartoon responses to the individuals he has met: including the perennial challenges of having to work out how to draw the “fresh meat” of each new Prime Minister, alongside the cavalcade of events we’ve all witnessed and he’s depicted.

Refreshingly indiscreet in revealing the people beneath the pomp and spin (as well as spilling the beans on the true nature of journalism), this new show will be fully illustrated.

“Martin Rowson has the graphic genius of the great eighteen century satirical artists Billray, Hogarth et al., sieved through a fine mesh of contemporary political and social insight.” ~ Will Self

“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.” ~ Mark Thomas

Duration: 90 mins plus interval.

Content warning: Contains very powerful and disturbing images, highly controversial content, and extremely strong language suited to extreme times.

Age guidance: 14+ unsuitable for small children, but probably perfect for surly teenagers

  • Date
    Wed, May 29, 2024
  • Start time 7:30 PM
  • Price £15.00
  • Duration 90 Minutes
  • Event format Unallocated Seating
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