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Spitting ImageThis exhibition at the Cartoon Museum will feature cartoons, caricatures, puppets, teapots and other weird and wonderful ephemera from the phenomenon which was Spitting Image, the hugely popular 1980s television satire programme that utilised huge rubber puppets of the era's leading politicians and personalities. The exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the programme and also includes pictures and pottery created by Fluck & Law, the geniuses who created Spitting Image.

 

About The Cartoon Museum

Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on loan from The Beano, The Dandy and Topper, The Cartoon Museum is a place for reminiscing over childhood favourites whilst contemplating cartooning controversies of recent years. More about The Cartoon Museum

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Spitting Image  Thatcher Cutting Up Britain. © Spitting Image  

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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  27% off
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    Alice In CartoonlandAlice In CartoonlandAlice In CartoonlandThe Cartoon Museum continues the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Alice in Cartoonland, looking at how artists have portrayed the heroine and the curious creatures from Lewis Carroll's topsy-turvy world over the years. When Carroll was seeking an illustrator for Alice he chose John Tenniel, the leading 2015-09-30T18:30:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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    DATES  15th July to 1st November 2015
    VENUE  The Cartoon Museum 
    The Cartoon Museum continues the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Alice in Cartoonland, looking at how artists have portrayed the heroine and the curious creatures from Lewis Carroll's topsy-turvy world over the years. When Carroll was seeking an illustrator for Alice he chose John Tenniel, the leading ... More about this event
     
    Madhatting: Hat Making WorkshopMadhatting: Hat Making WorkshopJoin the Cartoon Museum and Petersham's Millinery for an evening of Alice in Wonderland-themed hat making. We will supply all you need to make a ready-to-wear fascinator.2015-10-07T18:30:00+01002015-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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    The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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    The Alley Cat 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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