To give a flavour of previous experiences, here are a selection of events we've put on in the past.

Previous Festival Talks;

shrews-tonyhusband2Tony Husband has twice visited the festival to give talks related to his books, which are much lauded by the public and professionals. In 2016 he spoke at the Lion hotel about  'Take Care, Son', his book documenting his father's experience of Alzheimer's disease.

In 2017 he spoke at the Unitarian Church about 'From a Dark Place; how a Family coped with Drug Addiction', his book about his son Paul's experiences.


Tony Husband giving his talk at the Unitarian Church

cartoonists-in-conversation-poster-a4-5-screen 'Cartoonists in Coversation' Panel Discussion
In 2018 Radio Presenter Alex Lester hosted our panel discussion with four great cartoonists. We're familiar with the cartoons in magazines, but who are the people behind them?
What's a typical day for a cartoonist? Can they find humour in anything? What's the secret to their youthful, glowing skin?
Folk who came along to the Wightman Theatre found all this out and more!



Cartoonists in Conversation with Alex Lester at the 2018 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival



2018 Cartoon Workshops;


'Introduction to Caricature' with 'Drawn by Helen' Pointer
Festival favourite Helen showed you how to get to grips with the art of caricature.


Fly with Paper Aviator Will (cody) Rudling
The Mighty Will Rudling showed visitors the joy of large scale paper aircraft!


'Thrills and Spills'
 Tim Leatherbarrow showed tips and tricks to make cartoons explode off the page!

Animation Workshops
Our popular animation workshops took place at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, giving visitors the chance to try a variety of 2D and 3D animation techniques.



May-Fayne-exhibition-shrewsbury-cartoon-fest-18For 2018 we offered one of our broadest ranges of international cartoon exhibitions, with four shows from four countries!

'Are we nearly there yet?' (Uk Cartoonists)
Bear Steps Gallery
'Shipped from Abroad' (Begian/USA Cartoonists)
Theatre Severn
'More Belgian Imports' 
VAN Gallery
Wendy Shea (Ireland), Participate