Aardman animation screenings and workshops - Picturehouse Spotlight

Aardman animation screenings and workshops

Join us in this fantastic celebration of animation, with Aardman and Anim18!

Join us for a day of screenings and activities celebrating animation! In addition to the events below, you can help us create a new animated Kids’ Club trailer – find out more at the cinema!

Scratch & Sniff Screenings: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (U)

Prepare to experience the nation’s favourite stop-motion heroes as you’ve never smelled them before! Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest, in this Scratch ‘n Sniff special event of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (U) – at the Kids’ Club price of only £2 a ticket!

A special Anim18 Scratch-&-Sniff card, containing ten weird and wonderful odours related to the film, will be given to all ticket holders, just to make your cinema trip extra special.

This fabulous event will take place at the following cinemas, click on the links to book your tickets:

Hackney – Tuesday 23rd October, 11am
Norwich – Wednesday 24th October, 11am
Crouch End – Thursday 25th October, 11am
Brighton DOY – Tuesday 23rd October, 11am
Cambridge – Wednesday 24th October, 11am
East Dulwich – Thursday 25th October, 10:30am
Clapham – Friday 26th October, 10.30am

Aardman Model Making Workshops for Families

We are also delighted to be able to offer this special opportunity to celebrate these stop-motion heroes! Aardman’s expert model maker, George Watson, will be leading workshops showing you how to make your very own Gromit or Shaun the Sheep. You’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade and get tips for animating your model when you take it home.

Tickets are £8 per person and includes all materials.

Hackney Picturehouse, London – Tuesday 23 October
1.20-2.20pm – GROMIT
3.10-4.10pm – SHAUN

Cinema City, Norwich – Wednesday 24th October
1-2pm – GROMIT
2.45-3.45pm – SHAUN

Crouch End Picturehouse, London – Thursday 25th October
10-11am – GROMIT
1-2pm – GROMIT
3-4pm – SHAUN

Komedia, (downstairs from the Dukes at Komedia cinema), Brighton – Friday 26th October
11am-12pm – GROMIT
12.45-1.45pm – SHAUN
2.40-3.40pm – GROMIT

This session is for children and parents only and is suitable for ages 6+. Please note that children do need to be accompanied by an adult and adults will need a ticket as well – don’t worry though, we’ve got modelling clay for you too!

For participants over 16 not accompanying a child, please check out our adult workshops below!

Aardman Model Making Workshops for Adults

One for animation fans and Aardman lovers! You’ll get to create your very own Gromit and get tips for animating it when you take it home, in an adult-only workshop. Tickets are £10 per person and includes all materials. This session is for ages 16+ only.

Hackney Picturehouse, London – Tuesday 23 October, 7-8pm

Cinema City, Norwich – Wednesday 24th October, 6.30-7.30pm


Part of ‘Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation’. For activities and events across the UK in 2018 visit www.anim18.co.uk.

Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with members of the BFI Film Audience Network, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

Photo credit: © Aardman Animations LTD 2018

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