Popular clothing brand Weird Fish is holding a ‘Meet the Artist’ day at its new store in Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre on Saturday April 22.

Weird Fish cartoonist and illustrator Richard Skipworth, will be in store from 10am until 3pm doing airbrushing demonstrations on T-shirts and revealing how he brings the brand to life. There will also be a chance to win one of five original T-shirt designs, as airbrushed on the day. Weird Fish is also offering an extra 10 per cent off everything in store to celebrate the day and goody bags worth £20 will be given to the first 20 customers. Retro nibbles will also be served throughout the day.

The Meet the Artist Day coincides with the launch of Weird Fish’s SS17 collection. The new line features weekend essentials such as harem pants, jersey skirts and playsuits for women as well as board shorts and short sleeved check shirts for men. With the unpredictable English weather in mind, the collection also includes spring to summer transitional items such as waterproof jackets in colour-pop hues and lightweight knitwear.

John Stockton, managing director at Weird Fish, said: “Since opening its doors December 2016, our Dalton Park store has been a hit with local shoppers. We’re delighted to have expanded our reach by adding this to our portfolio of stores and stockists. Durham is a great fit for the brand, with its historic town and Heritage Coast, perfect for exploring in our hard-wearing and comfortable clothes.

“Our Meet the Artist Day will provide a great day out for all the family and we look forward to meeting more local shoppers.”

Born from a love of the great outdoors, Weird Fish offers well-made, easy-going clothes that evoke that ‘forever weekend’ feeling. The brand has come a long way since creating its first T-shirt back in 1993 and is renowned for its instantly recognisable slow-spun Original Macaroni™.

Located within 55 acres of parkland, Dalton Park Shopping Centre boasts 65 retail units and has an annual footfall of 2.5 million, making it one of the strongest retail and leisure destinations in the North East.

For more information about Weird Fish, visit Weirdfish.co.uk and for more information about Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre, visit Dalton-park.co.uk