‘All things Thelwell’ – an illustrated talk for The Merchant’s House by Tim Craven at the Town Hall
20 October @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets: £15 (£12 for Friends of The Merchant’s House) – click above to book
Tim Craven’s hour long illustrated talk traces the life, passions and artistic development of Norman Thelwell from his early years and formative wartime experiences to his subsequent rise to become one of the nation’s best known and loved cartoonists of his era.
Thelwell produced 1,500 cartoons and 60 front covers for the famed Punch magazine alone and some 32 books translated into a dozen different languages.
Due to his consummate draughtsmanship and contrary to prevailing trends in cartoons of the time, his works were full of beautifully observed detail and mainly of rural subjects, including country and leisure pursuits, sport, house sales and renovation, stately homes, gardening and sailing.
Thelwell was an early and passionate campaigner for the environment and his many cartoons of factory farming, the destruction of habitat and pollution came together in his 1971 publication, The Effluent Society.
Town Hall doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30pm start
Any questions at all, please contact Charlie Usher at The Merchant’s House via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01672 511491