Workshop

Gagged - with accompanying Workshop & Talk

20 Nov 2017 – 1 Dec 2017

Regular hours

Monday
10:00 – 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 20:00
Thursday
10:00 – 20:00
Friday
10:00 – 20:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Westminster Reference Library

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Tube: Charing X / Leicester Square
  • Charing Cross

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Exhibition of cartoons about censorship and repression of the cartoonists around the world.
20 November to 1 December 2017

Workshop with Banx & The Surreal McCoy

Talk with cartoonist Andy Davey and Jodie Ginsberg from index on Censorship

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Workshop with Banx & The Surreal McCoy
Saturday 25 November 2.00 – 4.00pm
Book your FREE place via Eventbrite:
https://banxandsurrealmccoy.eventbrite.co.uk
 
Talk with cartoonist Andy Davey and Jodie Ginsberg from index on Censorship
Tuesday 28 November 6.00 -8.00pm
Book your FREE place via Eventbrite:
https://cartoonistdaveyginsberg.eventbrite.co.uk


Exhibition of cartoons about censorship and repression of the cartoonists around the world.
20 November to 1 December  2017

PCO Chair Bill Stott writes:

Repressive governments the world over fear cartoonists. Cartoonists get straight to the point. Images remain in the public eye longer than do acres of type. Whilst we in the UK and Europe generally accept often excoriating depictions of our leaders, this is definitely not the case in the rest of the world. Here, politicians actually applaud critical and often insulting drawings of themselves, sometimes even assembling personal collections thereof. Not so elsewhere. In at least one verified instance, a foreign cartoonist was visited by government agents and had his hands broken. Doubtless there are others. Repressive governments, fearful of the truth, regularly imprison cartoonists.

The Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation [UK] works with other agencies – in this instance alongside Cartoonists’ Rights Network International and Index on Censorship – to try to bring the plight of persecuted cartoonists to the fore. This exhibition seeks to do that. Whilst it is not easy to highlight a repressive government’s treatment of any given cartoonist because that government will often react by threatening the cartoonist’s family and friends, any and all proceeds from this exhibition will go towards trying to alleviate the conditions many cartoonists the world over have to live with.’
 

There will be a selling Private View on Tuesday 21st November from 6-8pm with all proceeds going to charity.

This will be followed by a workshop with Banx Cartoons and The Surreal McCoy on Saturday 25th (2-4pm) and then a talk on Tuesday 28th (6-8pm) by political cartoonist Andy Davey and Jodie Ginsberg from Index on Censorship.

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The exhibition runs from 21st November – 1st December 2017

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