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Exhibition: On the Beat

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START DATE 7 October 2015
START TIME 09:00am

Grove Atrium, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW44BT

END DATE 22 October 2015
END TIME 05:00pm

Reinterpreted by Illustration students and graduates of Middlesex University as a collection of graphic novels and animation, this exhibition brings to life rediscovered public records from the town of Bishop's Stortford during the Great War.

On the Beat Great War illustration exhibition Middlesex University

In 2014, students and graduates from Middlesex University's BA Illustration course took part in a unique collaboration with Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. 

They were invited to create a series of illustrations bringing to life the experiences of Hertfordshire policemen during the Great War, using rare rediscovered police records as their source material. Stories of shell shock, spying fears, rationing, black-outs and desertion became the inspiration for a striking set of illustrations which were exhibited to much acclaim at the Bishop's Stortford Museum

The images have since been made into animations and compiled into graphic novels, and will be on display in Middlesex University's Grove Atrium for two weeks.

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