Make Mine Manga

Make Mine Manga
Make Mine Manga

Make Mine Manga - Exploring the marvellous world of manga - a FREE exhibition.

Tuesday 6th June to Friday 30th June at Bolton Central Library.


Exploring the marvellous world of manga, Make Mine Manga is a free exhibition for anyone curious about manga as well as the avid fan. 

Delve into the origins of manga in Japan, the creative techniques behind the art and discover the wonder of Manga-Anime. The exhibition features artwork from incredible creators from Japan and discover today’s generation of award-winning British talents making manga in their own way as part of a truly global comic language.

The exhibition has been specially created by Paul Gravett; the curator of comic exhibitions across the UK including the British Museum and the Barbican Centre and the author of numerous books about comics and their creators, including ‘Manga: 60 Years Of Japanese Comics’.


Programming for Make Mine Manga

Opening Weekend – Bolton Central Library, Crompton Place Shopping Centre

Saturday 10th June – Pokemon Pom Poms 11-3pm

Join us on the opening Saturday of the Make Mine Manga exhibition for a Poke –tastic craft making your very own Pokemon Pom Pom!


Drop – In and Free, Open to all, recommend age 6+

Sunday 11th June – Manga Workshops 11am and 2pm

Ages 12-18, Places Limited: Book your place through this link:



Manga Themed Crafts 1-3pm - Bolton Central Library, Crompton Place Shopping Centre

Saturday 17th June

Saturday 24th June

Saturday 1st July

Manga into Anime Films –Bolton Museum – Lecture Theatre

A series of free films to celebrate the journey from Manga to Anime and one that went the opposite way.

Age restrictions apply.

Thursday 15th June - Belle - 12A - 4:30pm – 6:45pm


Saturday 17th June - Pokémon: The First Movie - PG - 1pm – 2:30pm

Tuesday 20th June – The Boy and the Beast – 12 - 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday 29th June – Demon Slayer - 15 - 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday 1st July - My Neighbour Totoro – U - 1pm – 1-2:30pm



Manga Selfie booth

Get creative and use our Manga themed props to transform yourself in your own Manga characters. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MakeMineManga on your photographs!

Manga Touring Library

Browse through our extensive touring Manga library to discover new authors and titles to expand your knowledge and love of Manga.


Make Mine Manga was funded by the Arts Council and in partnership with Lakes International Comic Book Festival and Manchester City of Literature.



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Published: 1st June 2023