Martin Rowson - Talk by The Guardian Cartoonist

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  1. Moira

    Moira Respected Local

    Political Cartoons: Giving The Gift of Offence

    A year on from attacks on cartoonists in Paris, Martin Rowson, as one of the UK's leading cartoonists and political satirists and 'scourge of the political establishment', will give his thoughts on the power of giving and taking offence, along the way exposing the techniques, practice and purpose of caricature.
    In a world where it is all too common for people to claim a right not to be offended, how far can free speech go? Do we risk giving away too much when we 'respect feelings'? What is the role of cartoons as visual journalism? How does satire help us to explore current events? What responsibilities does the cartoonist have when it comes to people taking offence? Followed by a Q&A, be prepared to be shocked, enlightened and thoroughly entertained!
    Please join us for this rare opportunity for an informal and intimate discussion from one of the UK's most distinct political commentators and help support Brockley Max. (All ticket sales to go towards this year's festival.)
    Over 16 years only.
    Ladywell Tavern, Wednesday 10 February, 8pm.
    Come early for a burger and beer for £10 only, on production of this ticket.

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