Journey into Marvel
Journey into Marvel is a new FREE exhibition opening at The Hub this summer.
Get up close and personal with the characters we all know and love as we explore the incredible world of Marvel Comics.
From 8th August – 14th October The Hub will host a display of original published pages, along with re-imaginations of classic covers and some of classic Marvel UK comics. There will also be workshops and themed coffee shop activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The exhibition is created by Stourbridge Artist Lee Bradley who has worked on many of the iconic superheroes and best-loved characters and franchises of our generation, such as Spider-Man, Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Lee works on all aspects of comic book illustration from penciler, inker to colourist. He has worked as an illustrator and colourist on Spider-Man “Tower of Power” & “Bring on the Bad Guys” and on a variety of different Marvel products from Sketch Card series such as Retro Marvel, Marvel’s Greatest Battles, Marvel Masterworks ,Women of Marvel and Avengers Age of Ultron Card Series. Come and enjoy seeing a mixture of Lee Bradley’s original published Art and his take on many Marvel classics.
Complementing Journey Into Marvel will be a ‘marvellous’ display of Marvel-related 3D models created by members of Film Fangs, a specialist local group who are members of the International Plastic Modellers Society.
Open daily – Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 3pm*
*Plus Relaxed Hour on selected days (see below in FAQs for details)
Booking not required. Entrance may be staggered during busier times.
Frequently Asked Questions:
No, we are not taking bookings for this exhibition, however during busier times we may stagger entrance and you may be asked to wait before entering.
You may take as long as you wish to look around the exhibition. We recommend at least 15 minutes.
Entrance to the exhibition is one-way, however once inside it is free-flow, and therefore if you wished to look around quickly, or take your time, both are possible.
The exhibition is accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. The Hub is located on the 1st floor, there is a lift up to this floor and the entrance to / journey around the exhibition does not include any steps.
We have a ‘Relaxed Hour’ on selected dates (see below for details). This is suitable for Neurodivergent and learning disabled customers, or anybody who would benefit from a relaxed environment. A list of the things we’ll be putting in place for Relaxed Hour is below.
If you’re worried, anxious or have additional needs that can be alleviated by speaking to our team, please call us on 01543 256611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relaxed Hour for this exhibition is on the following dates / times :
- Wednesday 16th August – 9.30am until 10.30am
- Tuesday 29th August – 3pm until 4pm
- Saturday 9th September – 3pm until 4pm.
The Relaxed Hour is open to Neurodivergent and Learning Disabled people, or anybody who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
During the Relaxed Hour we’ll be doing the following:
- Limiting Noise
- Removing abnormal lighting
- There will be additional signage to the exhibition and facilities.
- There will be a designated ‘Quiet Zone’ in the coffee shop, with available ear defenders, fidgets and bean bags.
- Our staff are trained in Autism and Learning Disability awareness and will be there to assist if you need them.
We’ll also be running some fun activities for children over the school holidays, follow us on socials media (or check back to this page) for more information.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the Coffee Shop and exhibition at all times.
Other well behaved dogs are welcome any time to The Hub coffee shop. They may also be admitted into the exhibition if it is quiet and they do not cause distress to other visitors.
Yes! The Coffee Shop will be open when the exhibition is open.
The Hub at St Mary’s is a registered charity and not for profit coffee shop: Please donate if you can so that we can continue to be a place for the community where everyone can enjoy great exhibitions, art, performance and coffee!
There is a button at the top of The Hub website home page if you would like to make a donation online and we also have a donation cash box at the exit of the exhibition.
The exhibition is closed every Monday and Sunday.
The exhibition will be closed at 1pm on Tuesday 5th September for a private event.
The exhibition will be closed on Thursday 21st September due to maintenance work.
The exhibition will be closed at 1pm on Tuesday 3rd October for a private event.