PAPIER MACHE with VIOLET BENNELL

At Mekonville we’ll be hosting an interactive workshop that invites anyone to get involved and help us build a lifesize papier-mâché Mekon to be a spectacle for the festival site. The Mekon (the namesake of the band) is the arch-enemy of the British comic book hero Dan Dare who first appeared in the 1950s Eagle comic strip Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future.

Violet has been making papier-mâché figures since childhood with her dad Mark White, one of the original Mekons. Together, they created whole families, 7ft angels and many weird and wonderful creatures.

 

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