Join Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell at a one-off special event to celebrate the publication of ART MATTERS, as they talk with broadcaster and presenter Lauren Laverne about inspiration, creativity and the power of words and images.
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ART MATTERS is a creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman, combining his extraordinary words with deft and striking illustrations by Chris Riddell. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, it explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world. Just like the book, this event will inspire people to seize the day in the name of art and will include live drawing by Chris.
The event will be held in association with the charity English PEN, who work to defend and promote freedom of expression and to remove barriers to literature. A large print taken from the book and signed by Neil and Chris will be auctioned on the night with the proceeds going to English PEN.
Tickets include a free copy of ART MATTERS for every ticket-holder signed by both Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, which they will receive on the night.
‘For years now, Chris Riddell has taken my words from speeches or poems or articles, and illustrated them, in order to communicate things to the world with deftness and charm.’ Neil Gaiman
‘I love the way words and pictures work together on a page. I have also noticed that when wise words have visuals added to them they seem to travel further online like paper aeroplanes catching an updraft. Neil’s words are some of the wisest I’ve found and the response when I illustrate them and post online has been wonderful.’ Chris Riddell
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