Fantastic Beasts at Seven Stories

October 27, 2017 § 2 Comments

I am delighted to be doing an event at Seven Stories, Newcastle, to launch the new book, for anyone who would like to come along. Friday 10th November, 6pm, more details here:

https://www.sevenstories.org.uk/whats-on/events/123441/exclusive-launch-of-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-illustrated-by-olivia-lomenech-gill

This will be a chaired event, with a ‘slideshow’ and signed books available. All welcome.

 

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ – Publication Day!

October 26, 2017 § 2 Comments

Blue-unicorn-edit After many months of work in the studio, and several months in production, the wait is over. The launch and publication of the fully illustrated version of ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’ is on 7th November, 7pm at House of Illustration, London.

For more information: http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/olivia-lomenech-gill-illustrating-harry-potter-315

So, forget the movie, this is 140 pages of full colour ‘magizoology’, the book that Newt Scamander wrote on his return from his travels, with a bit of help from JK Rowling.  Originally published in 1927, it found it’s way onto the shelves of Hogwarts Library and there was found by a small boy called Harry Potter. The rest as they say, is history.

Published by Bloomsbury, with the most exquisite design and production, the book will, from 7th November, be available from all good bookshops, so anyone who would like a copy, please support them. Bookshops are FANTASTIC!

(And this also supports the author/artist royalties which is actually really important, especially in this case when two marvellous charities are the beneficiaries).

http://www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch

End of sermon.

 

British Library ‘Magic Show’

October 22, 2017 § Leave a comment

 ‘Harry Potter, The History of Magic’ exhibition at The British Library is now open. It is a fantastic collection of artefacts from the BL’s own collection such as this herbal manuscript…

 And items loaned from elsewhere, including this real witches broomstick from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle…

 And accompanying these fascinating artefacts are original artworks and manuscripts from the world of Harry Potter, including many of Jim Kay’s fantastic illustrations and a couple of the Fantastic Beasts!

For more information:

https://www.bl.uk/events/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic

 

Fantastic Beasts Book

October 5, 2017 § 1 Comment

 ‘Fantastic Beasts’ by JK Rowling. This is the cover…

A lovely design job by Bloomsbury. Publication date 7th November.

Belford Arts Festival Exhibition 22nd-23rd July

July 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

New work on show for the Belford Arts Festival, opening this weekend, at our Belford workshop Lomenech Gill & Fils

http://lomenechgill.com/wp/index.php/2017/07/19/belford-arts-festival-exhibition

Recent  illustration and artwork on display, artwork and signed books available for sale.

A few Midsummer Night’s left in Aldeburgh

June 28, 2017 § Leave a comment

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A real Midsummer Night’s Dream at Snape Maltings.

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The exhibition has now ended, but work will remain up for a few days more. If anyone would like to still visit, please get in touch: a.cuddigan@btinternet.com or call 01728 452035.

 

Bon Route…

June 27, 2017 § Leave a comment

Someone said yesterday that we never talk politics in this house.

(I am not on Twitter or Facebook or anything else, so for more of the above, go here https://mobile.twitter.com/euflagmafia?lang=en

A bientot et, erm, bon route!

Another link, to an alarming article by George Monbiot:

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/28/paid-leave-vote-funding-brexit-public-inquiry