Crowds flock to Comic Colne 3, helped by the excellent weather.
Comic Colne was the biggest event of its kind for Colne and has clearly gathered some significant momentum since it’s inception three years ago. The level of support from the general public, those in costume and the traders was very clear to see throughout the day.
Comic Colne is an independent event organised by traders of the Colne Market Hall, with the key organisers being Karen Riley (of the Pet Shop) and Shaunie Withnell (Saintz Dragons). It could easily be confused with a Colne Town Council event, especially as the gazebo’s for the outdoor market stalls were hired from Colne Town Council .. but that would do a great injustice to the hard efforts of Karen, Shauna and the market staff.
The event was centred around the Indoor Market, so had stalls and attractions inside the Market Hall, immediately outside the Market Hall and on Parliament St car park. Cosplay teams from the 5th Legion were in attendance.
Market Hall – Inside
Plenty to do in the Market Hall … face painting, themed balloons, Pokemon hunt, themed stalls and, of course, wandering comic characters!
Colne Library also joined in and they offered various activities for the children – including themed reading, ‘design your own superhero’ colouring, a bat cave reading room and a number of films.
Market Hall – Outside
There even more stalls outside the Market Hall and in the adjoining car park.
A look at some of the characters
Want to see more photo’s of this event?
There are *lots* more photo’s of this event and the community. Head over to Comic Colne 2019 – Part 2 to read the second part of the story! Get yourself a coffee first … there are multiple pages of images…!