Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Graphic novel for Luton Launch

Saturday 7th March 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

on Saturday March 7th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm,
taking place at the Mall in Luton.Guests will be able to view the original drawings and offered a copy of the publication. There will be spoken word, poetry, and performances throughout the afternoon from an award winning group of local and nationally renown talent. The line up includes;Dave Cain
Simon Cleary
Lizzy Fretwell
Ellen Jones
Rae Leaver
Haneefah Muhammad
Frog Morris
Lee Nelson
Sadface the Poet

Mp Yamfam

Arrive early to make sure you get your hot samosa, drink and seat in time for the performances to begin at 1.30pm.

Graphic novel for Luton is a new publication based on real-life experiences of people who live in Luton. Lead artist Nicole Mollett collaborated with 14 local writers and artists to create a series of graphic tales about the town. The publication entitled ‘The Colossus and Other Stories’ reveals a complex web of narratives, which look beyond the stereotypes of Luton. The project engages communities, celebrates diversity, and encourages intercultural connections.

The stories include a range of topics including; the town’s regeneration, important issues such as poverty and homelessness, and the town’s diverse culture and heritage. Many of the writers have written about their sense of local pride and identity; what it means to be Lutonian.

Throughout March the artist will be working in situ in The Mall, in the shop units located on the Gallery level next to Robby’s Tearoom. There will be a series of drawing and textiles workshops happening in the shop which are free to attend.

The publication is long listed for the Laydeez Do Comics award 2020.

This project has been funded by Arts Council England, Luton Arts Fund, and  supported by University of Bedfordshire Testbeds programme, and The Mall.

To read the BBC article about the project go to: https://bbc.in/39dwqQ6

For more information about the exhibition or to request a press release about the project contact Nicole: nicole@nicolemollett.co.uk.

Exhibition open dates:

29th February – 29th March 2020

The exhibition is open during the normal Mall opening times.
See https://www.themall.co.uk/luton/visiting/opening-times/

The Mall LutonThe Mall LutonTh
Unit 5/6 Gallery Level


Saturday 7th March 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Mall Luton
Unit 5/6 Gallery Level
Luton, LU1 2TW
+ Google Map