Archive and exhibition celebrating the art, life and times of Ted Lewis, novelist, graphic artist and jazz musician.
Ted Lewis (1940-1982) was an artist, illustrator and writer living in Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire. He was best known for creating the character Jack Carter, the protagonist in the 1971 cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine. Originally set in Scunthorpe, Lewis’ novel Jack’s Return Home was relocated to Newcastle/Gateshead for the film.
Admire the wonderful local sketches and fine art that propelled him to manage animation on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, wander through where Ted worked, see the dark places he wrote about and hear his jazz. Maybe even take the Ted Lewis Trail or enjoy a film, visuals and dedicated bookstore.
The Ted Lewis Centre is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation governed by local trustees.
Open every Sunday 10am to 4pm (to over 16’s)
Groups/private research by prior arrangement.
They offer community organisations meeting space for up to 12 people, £10per hour. Includes heat, copying facilities and wifi