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Beano Annual 75th Anniversary Exhibition at St Pancras

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Dennis is Causing Menace on the Train Station
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There are some things that get passed down the generations: hair colour, recipes, the family business, and a love of comics. The most famous British comic has to be the Beano, which was first published in 1938, followed by The Beano Annual in 1939. That's seventy-five years ago. That means Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, and The Bash Street Kids not only entertained you as a child, but your parents beforehand, and now your own kids.

To celebrate The Beano Annual's 75th anniversary and the launch of The Beano Annual 2015, Dennis and the gang are invading St. Pancras International with mayhem and mischief. From the 20th October - 5th January commuters and pass the time waiting for their train by visiting a specially curated exhibition on the Grand Terrace. It will chronicle the history of past annual covers from as far back as 1940. There will be two photo boards to pop your head into, and play a game of ping pong on the red and black Dennis inspired table outside the Betjemen Arms.

Also, over the half term on the 27th, 29th, and 31st October, you'll get to meet the Beano creators in a series of Q&A sessions, as well as the author of the new Dennis the Menace books, Steven Butler. In addition, there will be several drawing masterclasses, and learn how to draw your favourite characters.
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Why? Fun for children
When: 20th Oct - 5th Jan 2015
Phone: 0207 843 7688
Where: St. Pancras International
Cost: Free
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