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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 April, 2004, 12:34 GMT 13:34 UK
Town plans first cartoon festival
Willie Rushton
The festival will show off the efforts of over 30 cartoonists
Work by the satirist Willie Rushton will go on display in a town's first-ever cartoon festival.

Rushton, who died in 1996, was a pupil at Shrewsbury School and an exhibition of his work will open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday.

More than 30 cartoonists will have their work featured.

Based on the work of Shrewsbury born naturalist Charles Darwin, artists have been invited to portay the theme "Origins and Beginnings".

The town's Pride Hill Gallery, will present The Best of Dutch Cartoonists.

John Roberts, the president of the English branch of the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations, will host caricature and cartoon workshops at Shrewsbury museum.

On Saturday, cartoonists will be at work in Shrewsbury's bars, restaurants and shopping centres.

The festival will finish on Sunday.

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