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(A series of workshops with artist Jonathan Barry)
 Are you a fan of famous Edwardian novels and stories? Do you still enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes, The Wind In The Willows, or Peter Pan? Do you love classic illustrated children’s books?
 Then bring your family and children to a very special series of workshops with artist and illustrator Jonathan Barry, at the Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast on Saturday 23rd August 2014, and enjoy a day of art, literature, and storytelling.
 Jonathan Barry currently has a major exhibition of his paintings on show at Titanic Belfast until 31st August. The purpose of these workshops is to give children and young people a chance to see Jonathan’s exhibition first hand, and to meet personally with the artist. During these sessions Jonathan will be discussing his career as an artist and illustrator of over 70 books.
 He will be reading extracts from some of the books he has illustrated, including The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, and Dracula, and will be sharing his fascination and love for these stories.
 The Titanic is a subject the artist is passionate about, and during these talks Jonathan will discuss his series of Titanic paintings, and why he admires Captain E.J. Smith who the artist has painted in an intimate portrait. The artist will be showing the children his original pencil drawings and explaining how he completes his paintings. The workshops will conclude with a visit by Jonathan and the children to the original Drawing Offices of Harland & Wolff, to see Thomas Andrew’s Office.
 Jonathan Barry’s paintings have appeared in over 100 international newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The London Times
 Workshop One
 Starts at 10am and is suitable for 13 to 18 year olds
 Workshop Two
 Starts at 2pm and is suitable for under 11’s (plus parents).
 Workshops last approx. 1hr 30mins.
 Cost – free, booking is essential please email [email protected] or call 02890 730490 to reserve your space.
 C.S. Lewis Art Competition
 Workshop participants will have the opportunity to show off their artistic skills by submitting their very own paintings or pencil drawing of their favourite Narnia scenes and characters.    Winning artworks will be displayed during the C.S. Lewis Festival which runs from the 20th- 23rd November 2014. For further details contact Titanic Foundation Limited on 02890 730490.
 The second C.S. Lewis Festival will recognise and celebrate both the life and legacy of C.S. Lewis to the world. There will be family events, film screenings, art exhibitions, tours, workshops and readings. This is a fantastic opportunity for locals and visitors alike to celebrate Belfast’s most famous and popular storyteller.  For more information visit
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