This evening a series of specially created prints by some our favourite illustrators will go on sale in Manchester to raise money for cancer charities.

Art V Cancer was set up by Raid71 – aka Chris Thornley – after being treated for an incurable lymphoma. This year's exhibition, on a theme of Bending Time and Space, takes place at the 2022NQ gallery in Manchester from 6pm tonight. If you can't make it, any remaining pieces will be sold online tomorrow on the project's website.

We caught up with Art V Cancer co-organiser Juila Hall to find out more about the project. She's also given us a peek at some of the artwork on sale.

NB: How did you choose the theme for this year's show?

JH: "We wanted a theme this year that encouraged some movie posters but like last year was still open to interpretation. Originally, we were going to do, 'May the force be with you' – similar to the theme we had last year, 'Live Long & Prosper', which had a strong sentiment.

"However, we soon realised there was a very similar themed exhibition going on just before ours - so eventually came up with 'Bending Time & Space'.

"We wanted to choose a theme title that allowed the different kinds of artists as much scope as possible. We take a lot of time to carefully consider a theme that reflects why we are doing it, 'Bending Time & Space', having control of time and how you use it."

Use the slideshow controls above and right to read the rest of the interview and see some of the artwork on show.