Closing Event: Dave McKean: Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash

8:00pm - 9:30pm - Saturday 17 June

£15 / £12

Illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean has worked with many authors on over 70 books, including Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Richard Dawkins, David Almond, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and John Cale. He has written and directed three feature films; MirrorMask (with Gaiman), The Gospel of Us (with actor Michael Sheen, winner of 2 BAFTA Cymru awards) and Luna (winner of Raindance Best British Feature, BIFA awards).

His latest venture, Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and graphic novel which 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. It combines visual storytelling, a captivating musical score and spoken word performance. Black Dog has toured internationally to much acclaim as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Musical collaborators performing include Matthew Sharp, solo cellist, baritone and actor and violin player Clare Haythornthwaite.

Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is co-commissioned by The Lakes International Comic 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.

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