This exhibition celebrates 30 years of the Guardian's political cartoonist, Steve Bell.

On show are more than 200 leader cartoons, strip cartoons and comic pages produced for the Guardian and other periodicals over the last 30 years.This exhibition celebrates 30 years of the Guardian's political cartoonist, Steve Bell. On show are more than 200 leader cartoons, strip cartoons and comic pages produced for the Guardian and other periodicals over the last 30 years.Unlike his colleagues on other papers, Bell faces not one but two deadlines a day, four days a week: the leader cartoon and his strip cartoon If… , where his surreal repertory company of penguins, sheep, a monkey, a whale and 'Lord God Almighty' perform alongside politicians, the police and the Royal Family.He began to pen the If... column for the Guardian in 1981, and it gathered an unstoppable momentum with his take on the Falklands War.Outspokenly left wing, Bell did not, however, pull his punches during the Labour government, and his inimitable eye for characterisation and caricature has kept readers of the paper entertained continuously for three decades.

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Tues – Sun, 10.30am – 5.30pm

Closed Mondays but open Bank Holiday Mondays

Closed 25 Dec – 2 Jan

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