Broadstairs resident and popular Cartoonist, Royston Robertson, is holding his first solo exhibition at his favourite micropub in our lovely town. The Four Candles pub is a short walk from Broadstairs Apartments – well worth going along to when you’re here! At the time of writing the end date for the show is not confirmed, so if you want to be certain if it’s still on before going along, you can always contact the pub directly.
You’ll likely recognise his work. Royston is a regular contributor to national magazines including Private Eye and The Spectator. We were really interested when we heard he is showing 15 of his favourite published works at the Four Candles.
The Four Candles is a great spot to sample some Kentish Ales. A true micropub with, in fact it is famous as the smallest brewpub in Britain. It’s incredible that they brew on such a tiny site but the smiles on the locals faces are testament that small is beautiful. You’ll find it in Sowell Street, Broadstairs.
Royston said: “I’ve exhibited cartoons in group shows all over the UK and internationally, but I’ve somehow never managed to get round to putting on a solo show. So what better place to start than the micropub at the end of my street?!” Well we had to agree and jumped at the chance to feature the exhibition on our blog.
Royston explained a little more to us about the show: “There are 15 gag cartoons on display so we’re calling it a micro-exhibition. I hope people will pop along to see it and have a few chuckles with their beer.”
Cartoons for you!
The cartoons are all available as signed and framed prints at just £50 each, with £5 from each going to Macmillan Cancer Support, the pub’s favourite charity. Wouldn’t that be a fun and unusual souvenir of your time in our Kentish seaside town!
If you’ve been to Four Candles before you will be familiar with Royston’s work as he drew a large board explaining the brewing process in cartoon form, and featuring many of the pub’s clientele, which has been displayed alongside the casks for the past four years. Prints of that cartoon are also on sale in the show.
Broadstairs is best
We really are proud of Royston and the Four Candles for helping put our quaint little town on the map for something other than sun sand and sea. Yes, we have beautiful beaches in Broadstairs and our surrounding area, but there is also a thriving social and cultural scene that we hope you will have a chance to sample, along with a few drinks perhaps, when you book your holiday here and stay in one of our comfortable and well equipped self catering Broadstairs holiday lets.
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