Our Plague Year in conversation: artist Nick Burton and curator Owen Roberts

Ahead of the release of brand-new episodes of the satirical online comic Our Plague Year, artist and illustrator Nick Burton and Owen Roberts, curator of Eyam Museum, were joined by broadcaster Katie Popperwell to look at the truth behind the fiction depicted in the series in this special online event.

Our Plague Year is an alternative retelling of the Eyam Plague of 1665-66, conceived and created by artist Nick Burton in response to a provocation by curator Bren O’Callaghan. This contemporary narrative explores the many facets of human behaviour in the midst of a crisis – fear, anger, paranoia, bravery… and hope.

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Watch the In Conversation event here – we recommend you choose ‘full screen’ for the best viewing experience.

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