Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th June 2012
Once again we return to the grounds of Aston Hall over the May bank holiday, to take part in this year’s Birmingham Book Bash. Alongside a vast array of events, talks, storytelling, activities and workshops, we will be running our Colour Box film tent, screening a selection of fun, interesting, unusual and downright silly films that have caught our eye recently, all day and all for free!
This year we are delighted that the pianist and performer Neil Brand will be entertaining us with live accompaniment to some brilliant ‘silent’ early cinema and comedy shorts, giving us a flavour of what film-going was like a century ago. Neil opened this year’s Flatpack Festival at a wonderful launch event in Birmingham Cathedral back in March, and we highly recommend catching him on Monday 4th June at 1pm and 2.45pm for ‘An Impossible Voyage’. On Tuesday we’ll be screening A Cat in Paris, an enchanting animated feature about a cat who leads a double life: hanging out with seven year-old owner Zoe during the day and by night prowling the rooftops of Paris with cat burglar Nico.
We’ve also picked our favourite films from the Flatpack Festival Colour Box programme, screening on both days of the Book Bash. Cinemajigs is a collection of musical films that is sure to get you dancing in your seat (or even the aisles!), and features singing starfish, flying pianos, beatboxing animals and a Hippoplatypus. If you’re in need of some inspiration or just a rest after all that dancing, Daydream Machine’s animated shorts will spark the imagination, transporting you across the globe, under the ocean and whizzing into space in just under 45 minutes.
The Book Bash kicks off two weeks of events across Birmingham as part of the Young Readers Festival.
Monday 4 June
11am: Cinemajigs (Suitable for all ages)
Midday: Daydream Machine (Recommended for ages 7 and upwards)
1pm: An Impossible Voyage (Suitable for all ages)
2pm: Cinemajigs (Suitable for all ages)
2.45pm: An Impossible Voyage (Suitable for all ages)
3.30pm: Daydream Machine (Recommended for ages 7 and upwards)
Details on the full Book Bash schedule are at the Young Readers website.
Tuesday 5 June
11am: Daydream Machine (Recommended for ages 7 and upwards)
Midday: Cinemajigs (Suitable for all ages)
1pm: A Cat in Paris (Cert: PG - recommended for ages 7 and upwards)
2.30pm: Daydream Machine (Recommended for ages 7 and upwards)
3.30pm: Cinemajigs (Suitable for all ages)