Join us for a retrospective of the work of the late British writer, blogger, illustrator and broadcaster Frank Key.

Variously described as ‘one of the most prolific living writers of literary nonsense’ and ‘a small-press god’, Frank Key wrote thousands of stories, poems and wry observations about life over the course of nearly 40 years, illustrating many of them in a pen-and-ink style full of immense character. Most were set in and around Hooting Yard, a fictitious location whose borders shifted regularly with the bounds of his imagination. Mr Key’s prolific output has been described as ‘baffling, erudite, funny, vertiginously bizarre, digressive, obsessive, eccentric and poignant’.

This overview of Frank Key’s career will be the first dedicated exhibition of his work and include original illustrations, rare books, out-of-print pamphlets and one-off art objects, as well as some of his collaborations with other artists and audio recordings from Hooting Yard on the Air, the long-running, live radio show he broadcast weekly on Resonance FM.

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