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This was held in 2013.  Please see Our Festivals or Whats on to see what is on this summer.

Party in Beanotown to celebrate 75 years of The Beano!

From 31 May 2013, visit Beanotown at Southbank Centre and celebrate 75 years of the country's favourite comic. 

Beanotown is the home of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, plus all the other comic strip superstars from The Beano. It’s a place where kids of all ages can enjoy laughs, jokes and pranks together and this summer it’s being brought to colourful life for the first time ever! 

Swot up at the Ultimate Prank Academy; discover the story of The Beano since 1938 (with top secret archival treasures on display for the first time); tuck into a slap-up feed with a personalised Beano toastie; gnash surprise pick n' mix sweets; re-read your favourite annual ever in The Beanotown Library of Laughs; grab a piece of Beano history in the special shop with exclusive new products; and snap yourself, dressed as your favourite character, in the Beanotown photo booth.

Get involved with loads of free Creative Masterclasses, where you can learn how to draw, create your own comic, DJ a radio show… or even quiz The Beano Editor about the famous characters he’d love to banish at a Q&A!

Beanotown is free and is located in the Festival Village, underneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 

It runs from 31 May- 8 September 2013, and is open from 11am – 7pm.