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Astérix in Britain comes to Jewish Museum, Camden

New retrospective on the life and works of René Goscinny reaches NW1


on’t know about you, but we grew up reading Astérix comics. Favourite character? The very cute Dogmatix, of course. Sigh.

If you’re not familiar with the books, they followed the adventures of a village of “indomitable” Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in the year 50BC.

When we heard about this new exhibition, we hotfooted it to the Jewish Museum without delay to pore over what is a major new retrospective on the life and work of writer and artist René Goscinny (1926-1977), who sold 500 million copies of his books.

Over 100 items are displayed for the first time in the UK, including original artworks, scripts and storyboards as well as Goscinny’s own tools, sketchbooks and family photographs.


Well worth a weekend morning over the bank holiday (or beyond). And the rest of the Jewish Museum rewards a wander too, for that matter.

Tickets £8.50. Until 30th Sept, Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny, Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129 – 131 Albert St, NW1. More info here.

Main image: Astérix, Obélix and Dogmatix, René Goscinny (2018 Edition)

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