Sat 28 May | 8pm | £9 / £6conc
Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean
For one night only on May 28th, Kendal, Cumbria will host a world-premiere performance and the launch of a unique graphic novel as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary.
Initiated by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.
This world-premiere performance by Dave McKean and international musical collaborators will feature projections, animated illustrations, live music and narration. The limited edition graphic novel – only 300 copies printed – will be available to purchase at the event.
Black Dog The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean is co-commissioned by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, On a Marche sur la Bulle and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The commission is also supported by Kendal College, Kendal Business Improvement District, South Lakeland District Council and Brewery Arts Centre.
Venue: Kendal Town Hall – unreserved seating
Age reccommendation: 12+
All our ticket prices include a 50p commission; whether booking online, on the phone or at the counter. This fee helps us continue to fund our diverse programme. Creative learning classes & workshops are exempt.
Unwaged* – For those in receipt of Universal Credit, Working Tax credits, Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support.
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