As part of the UK Being Human festival of the humanities, we are hosting a fun event in Liverpool Central Library from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 21st November. LJMU students are running a number of different activities using our Femorabilia collection of girls’ comics and magazines for inspiration. We will be on the top floor of the Library and visitors can drop in at any time.
We will take a selection of comics to display, and hope that people will be able to share their memories of reading titles like Bunty, Judy and Jackie. Drama students will appear in character to tell stories like The Four Marys and Dr. Mel Gibson, a leading academic in this area, will be on hand to tell us more about the history of girls’ comics and their readers. Visitors will be able to dress up and have their photographs taken, write and draw their own stories, and find out about the value of any comics they still have.
No booking is required for this free event, just come along and join in. It is suitable for all ages and there will be activities for children. Information about Liverpool Central Library and directions to William Brown Street are available here.