Get intu The Beano

Comic brings fun and mis­chief to shop­ping cen­tre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­

MIS­CHIEF and may­hem will be in plen­ti­ful sup­ply this sum­mer as The Beano comic takes over an Uxbridge shop­ping cen­tre.

Young visi­tors to intu Uxbridge, for­merly The Chimes, will be able to join in graf­fiti work­shops, a ‘prank academy’ and school yard games.

There will also be a com­pe­ti­tion where one lucky win­ner and a friend will be im­mor­talised in a Beano comic strip along­side Dennis the Men­ace and Gnasher.

Dennis will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance on Fri­day, Au­gust 14 to pose for pic­tures with chil­dren and show how the pranks are done.

And this Fri­day, Beano car­toon­ist Kev Suther­land is host­ing a comic art mas­ter­class at intu, where visi­tors can learn how to cre­ate their very own comic strip.

Mar­ket­ing man­ager at intu Uxbridge, Craig Higgins, said: “The Beano is tak­ing over intu Uxbridge to kick-start our sum­mer – and we can’t wait to see the pranks, jokes and mis­chief our visi­tors will get up to.”

Speak­ing about the com­pe­ti­tion, he added: “Just imag­ine be­com­ing an ac­tual comic book star – this truly is a ‘ money can’t buy’ prize.”

To en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, shop­pers need to sim­ply sub­mit a pic­ture to the intu Uxbridge Face­book app at www.face­ in­tuUxbridge with the hash­tag #my­men­ace.

The most men­ac­ing pic­ture from across all intu cen­tres will be cho­sen as the win­ner.

Book­ing is re­quired for the ‘prank academy’ and for the Kev Suther­land mas­ter­class.

The Beano was first pub­lished by DC Thom­son in July 1938 and has a weekly read­er­ship of around 528,000.

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