Join us for a fantastic line-up of events for all the family, including arts and crafts, music and science each accompanied by a film from around the world.
Our events are held in the big hall of Bromley Central Library and online.
Our first event back at Bromley Central Library celebrates some brilliant books from around the world in a wonderful selection of short animations for children and families. Young visitors can get creative and animate their own stories using different animation techniques at the animation station before the screening.
SHADOW PLAY + FILM
Explore the art of storytelling with shadows during this playful afternoon of crafts and theatre. Make your own shadow puppet, write a story and watch an exquisite silhouette fairytale by French director Michel Ocelot.
SLAPSTICK + LIVE PIANO
Enjoy our ever popular slapstick film programme with live piano accompaniment by pianist John Sweeney. Children can learn about early cinema by creating their own vintage optical toys such as Thaumatropes which were popular in the 19th century.
LOOK UP! SCIENCE SHOW & FARMAGEDDON
Which planet is hottest? Which would float in a swimming pool? And just how much space is in space? Find out with local scientist Simon Watt in a live show of experiments you can recreate at home. Followed by Aardman’s latest feature animation A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
ECO-CRAFTERNOON + THE LORAX
Save the planet whilst having fun with our sunpowered and up-cycled activities followed by a screening of Dr. Seuss’ tale of The Lorax, a forest creature who fights to protect the world.
SPEEDY TOTORO DRAWING WORKSHOP
Join Lucy McGeown from London Drawing Group as we draw the magnificent Studio Ghibli characters from My Neighbour Totoro. In this class Lucy will be guiding you step by step in drawing the classic scene when Totoro, waiting for the bus in the rain, meets young Satsuki for the first time. We recommend parents join children in these sessions as it is a lovely activity to share together!
Duration: 1 min
Recommended ages: 7 -12
MAKE YOUR OWN GIFS
In this workshop with London-based graphic designer Devi Acharya you will learn the basics of making a 6-frame gif using freely available software online. From simple hand-drawn designs to combining digital graphics and photography, you will create three eye-catching gifs that express your personality perfect for sharing with friends. Workshop templates here.
Duration: 5 mins
Recommended ages: 6+
ANIMATE YOUR MER-FRIEND
Watch a merman come to life in this short animation and workshop by a Sasha Langford. Join her in Portugal as she reveals the best ways to make a life-sized animation with your friends using stop-motion animation techniques.
Duration: 3 mins
Recommended ages: all ages (with adult supervision)
FILM POSTER COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Get inspired by Russian film posters such as Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929), choose your favourite film and follow this fun workshop video and make your own masterpiece film poster from newspaper and magazine cut-outs! With thanks to Laura Kloss from Lightbox Cinema. Workshop templates here.
Recommended ages: 8+
Duration: 3 mins