FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS

Watch the specially created comic FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS come to life! The play will have interactive elements, allowing the audience to meet Mary Shelley, author of the famous Gothic novel, and her real-life friend Isabel, daughter of a local jute baron, as she fuels her imagination in the City of Discovery. In association with DeeCAP.
Free but ticketed, visit the FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS eventbrite page to book.

This event is associated with the Frankenstein Begins: A Comic Workshop and Exhibition on display at The McManus Art Gallery & Museum, which will be launched on Saturday 21 November, 2-5pm.

Part of the Mary Shelley’s Dundee series of events running as part of the national Being Human Festival.
The FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS is by Chris Murray and Norrie Millar.

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Dundee Literary Festival 2015

We were very pleased to link up with Dundee Literary Festival last week for our Sneak Preview events. They have just posted a short video of Festival highlights. Eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot some comics related guests such as Dave Gibbons, Karrie Fransman, and the Ex Libris Book Fair.

The video for Dundee Literary Festival 2014 is worth a look to as it features Pat Mills and Woodrow Phoenix among others.

Dundee Literary Festival 2015 from Literary Dundee on Vimeo.

Superheroes vs Monsters

This Saturday! An event for all the family.

Join Igor and friends — including Scotland’s first superhero, Saltire — for a family-friendly day of hands-on Science experiments, feverish face-painting and monstrous mask-making. There will be also regularly scheduled talks on Mary Shelley, the mother of Science Fiction, and on the comic book tradition. Why not take home a special “Frankenstein me!” caricature of your own little monsters to keep? To mark the occasion “Franken-selfies” are a must! Themed snacks and baked goods will also be on sale. Oh, and feel free to dress up (you, too, mums and dads); after all, it is Halloween, the funnest day of the year. We’re pleased to confirm that the Dundee Science Centre will knock off 25% of the price of admission for those in fancy dress. Families, students, superheroes and monsters… FUN FOR ALL!

The Fun Day launches a series of events collectively entitled “Mary Shelley’s Dundee”, which will be hosted by the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee during the nationwide Being Human Festival of the Humanities (12-22 November). Other events include two “Dead Dundee” walking tours, a “Ghost Writing” evening at Braes, a comic exhibition and workshop at The McManus, a comic-based play at The Little Theatre, and more. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Dundee series of events will celebrate the author of Frankenstein (1818), Mary Shelley, who spent considerable time in Dundee during her teenage years.

See the Superheroes vs Monsters Facebook page for details.