Walls and Water: Secret City Arts’ Project in Brindleyplace

Come and join Secret City Arts in Brindleyplace in Birmingham City Centre to take another look at the environment there in the past, present (and future…) and create written and oral work and animation in response to it. We’ll be at two venues, one parked in a marquee outside the Ikon and the other snug inside Symphony Hall foyer on Friday 11th (1-7pm), Saturday 12th (11am-4pm) and Sunday 13th Feb (11am-4pm). Come and write poetry, record your thoughts and stories and make animated films (based on the work of animation legend Len Lye showing at the Ikon).

Hope to see you there!!

Go to www.secretcityarts.com for more information

Upton-upon-Severn Primary School Bright Space Animation Project

Last Thursday 13th Jan we started our new Year One (5-6 year olds) animation project at Upton Primary School in Worcestershire. We had a really busy day watching lots of different animations, talking about what an animation is and what makes it different from live-action films, and deciding what our animation is going to be about. We’ve decided that it’s going to be about a bunch of characters sailing down the River Severn to Bristol on a Hovercraft (which most people in the class hadn’t heard of before). Among the characters are going to be several princesses, some vikings, an elf and some jungle animals which we did some drawings of. Now we have to make up stories to tell on our journey to make it seem shorter.

Here are two of the films we particularly enjoyed:

Next week we’re going to design our characters and develop our stories. Can’t wait!