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Steve Bell Talks and Signs his New Book, If…Bursts Out During the George Orwell Festival

Saturday 17 September 2011
6 pm

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In time-honoured tradition, If... Bursts Out contains a gloriously huge dose of Steve Bell's If... cartoons, stripped from their usual habitat in the pages of the Guardian. This bumper, shelf-busting volume is Steve Bell's sharp-as-a-tack commentary on politics, the planet and everything in between since 2006: from the cartoon riots of that year to the death of New Labour and the arrival of the ConLibDemolition in 2010.

About the author: Steve Bell was born in 1951 in Walthamstow in East London. His original strip cartoon Maggie’s Farm appeared in Time Out and City Limits magazines from 1979 until 1987 and, since 1981 he has written and drawn the daily If… strip in the Guardian. In addition, since 1990 he has produced four large free-standing cartoons a week on the leader pages. He has won numerous awards, including the Political Cartoon Society Cartoon of the Year Award in 2001 and 2008, Cartoonist of the Year in 2005 and 2007, the British Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year in 2002, and the Cartoon Arts Trust Award eight times. His work has been published and exhibited all over the world, and he has had several retrospective exhibitions of his artwork across the UK. He is a trustee of the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury, which opened to the public in February 2006. He is married with four grown up children and lives in Brighton.

The George Orwell Festival: From 9th to 18th September, the inaugural George Orwell Festival will take place in and around Letchworth Garden City, and in the nearby village of Wallington, where from 1936, George Orwell lived, married, and wrote some of his most famous books. Orwell remains one of the world's most read, quoted, and admired authors. In its choice of subject matter, themes, and focus, his work provides much inspiration for our times. The George Orwell Festival will celebrate the man, his life and career, and his writings - exploring hisideas, and their relevance to people now. Orwell wrote some of the most compelling satires of our times. Steve Bell has an international reputation for visual satire.

David’s Bookshop is located on Eastcheap in Letchworth (SG6 3DE) Tickets are £5.

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