COLOURFUL cartoons of the 1980s will be taking over Redditch for the next few weeks thanks to an exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum.

The exhibition by Marvel artist Lee Bradley, which runs until May 14, will give youngsters and adults alike the chance to learn more about the iconic characters and relive some childhood memories.

Among the characters on display will be Spiderwoman, Spiderman, Thundercats, He-Man, Transformers, Galaxy Rangers, and Inspector Gadget to name but a few.

Lee will be on hand on April 30, to answer questions and demonstrate some of the techniques used to recreate these iconic characters.

He will also be holding two, six week drawing workshops for adults and teens (12 to18) to develop skills using 80s cartoons as inspiration.

On Sunday, May 7 the museum will be holding a celebration event with activities such as laser tag, retro gaming and a cartoon costume competition.

This costs £4 for adults and £1 for children.

For more on the exhibition or workshops, which will run from now until the end of May, visit