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UCM to launch Odyssey collection

Iona Murray, Megan Turner and Erin Done

Book Launch hosted by Visual Communication Degree Students

Third year art degree students from University College Isle of Man are set to host a book launch to showcase their portfolios.

It will feature a collection of books for children aged six to nine and zines for young adults from age 17 across various mediums and subject matters.

Organised under the student’s ‘Fancy Crab Press’ brand, the event is open to children, young adults and families, with live storytelling for the books, workshops and light refreshments.

Dr Catriona Mackie, a lecturer on the visual communications degree course, said: "This publication launch is the culmination of three years of hard work by UCM's visual communication students and we're very proud to share their talents with the community. 

"The launch celebrates not only the creativity and dedication of these talented artists and designers but also serves as a testament to the vibrant arts industry here in the Isle of Man."

Erin Done, one of the students hosting the event, added: "This collection, curated by a new wave of visual communicators, embodies a commitment to accessible communication for upcoming generations.

"The work on display at this event is not only educational but also engaged with a whimsical and diverse approach, captivating readers through inventive storytelling.

"The book launch event invites children and young adults into a world of imagination, offering live storytelling sessions for the books and interactive zine workshops that celebrate a myriad of textures and creativity.

"This gathering welcomes all to explore the enchanting and educational aspects of these publications, ensuring an engaging experience for every participant."

Everyone is welcome at the official book launch of ‘Odyssey’ at 6pm on 2 May at Waterstones in Douglas.

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