For 7 to 11 year olds and their grown ups: find out how inspiration for fantabulous, exciting stories can come from the most ordinary of things. Jamie Rix, author of the Grizzly Tales books, reads some of his fun-packed stories and talks about how his books came to be. £4 per person
Workshops at 1pm and 3pm. £4 per person in addition to Museum entry.
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL
Founded by Simon and Sara Bor, Honeycomb Animation has been producing animation since 1982, including Mop & Smiff (1985 for BBC), the award winning Tube Mice (1988 for TSW/CiTV), Frootie Tooties (1992 for TSW and Channel 4) and two series of the adult production Beastly Behaviour (1994-95 for WDR and Channel 4).
Four series and three Christmas specials of Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995-99) were made for CiTV. Narrated by Spike Milligan, the series’ awards include the Royal Television Society’s ‘Best Children’s Entertainment’. Sales have been made to upwards of 100 territories, including the Disney Channel in the US. Binka for CBeebies , Lost in the Snow for CiTV and Funky Valley and Funky Town for Channel 5 and of course the BAFTA nominatedand multi award winning Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids.
Keep your eyes open for re runs of Wolves Witches & Giants on CITV and Funky Valley on Milkshake.
On Monday 16th May Chris and Heather from the Scottish Book trust's children's team set off on another Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. This time they were taking the hilarious Jamie Rix, author ofGrizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids,The Revenge Files of Alistair Furyand many more, to Argyll and Bute. They had a wonderful time, but what did Jamie think of the tour? Read on to find out in this incredibly long but highly entertaining blog...
The new series is heading for New Zealand and is lined up to be on terrestrial TV in the autumn. ITV Global recently announced that ABC in Australia would also be on board to take the new series and a DVD release down under is on the cards.
Set in the future, when Manchester is surrounded by desert, at a time when only the super rich can grow flowers, Petal causes so much damage to the flowers in her parebt's garden that she is put into the care of The Little Flower Girl, a judicial doll whose job it is to teach children NOT to pick every flower they see.
Grizzly Tales producer Honeycomb Animation is opening it's Devon based studio for workshops over the summer, and exhibiting art work by Sara and Simon Bor as part of Devon Open Studios in September
In March Artist and Lecturer Louise Watkins led the ‘Drawing from the Heart’ workshop, an introduction to intuitive drawing techniques.
Louise is scheduled to come back and teach a similar workshop in October 2011
The ‘Introduction to Animation’ workshop in April focused on traditional drawn animation techniques.
We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer Animation Workshop parties, a 2 hour session of drawn, stop frame animation and pixilation, for a maximum of 10 children aged between 8 and 12 years. In August we are have a 2 day holiday animation workshop for children aged 8 and over (limited places available).
From June we are launching a monthly drawing class on Monday mornings.
We've recently heard from Spindleshanks himself, that he is enjoying life on the south coast now that he's left the Squeam Screen. One wonders what might happen if he ever decides to move downstairs to The Hot-Hell Darkness. I'm sure the Night Night Porter would give him a very warm welcome.
Ida is a big girl because she lives on the sofa and does nothing for herself. Deciding that she needs to get off the sofa for her health, her parents try to interest Ida in a more active lifestyle and enter her for a Charity Walk. But she refuses to co-operate and will not be moved. This means that when an avenging skeleton called Boneshaker arrives, she is a sitting duck
B.S. Brogan is a girl who talks fifteen to the dozen and does not believe in using punctuation when he writes, because punctuation stops the flow of words. A blonde monk with wooden teeth answers Mr and Mrs Brogan’s parent’s plea for a tutor to teach their son how to write properly.
Living just outside Totnes in Devon, in a country house called Little Babylon, renowned for its gardens full of hedge sculptures, Peacebiscuit is the son of the Hippy Lord. Father and son have beautiful hair given to them by the Hair Fairies.
Humpty Egg is forever taking things apart to see how they work, but never puts them back together again, which means that the Egg household is in permanent chaos. After several warnings, Humpty is visited by DIY Dave who has a penchant for power tools.
Purnellopy Underblanket is a terrible speller, but thinks she’s absolutely marvellous. Intent on coming top in the National Spelling Bee she listens to her ill-educated grandparents who are sure that there must be a bee somewhere in the world that can spell. So Purnellopy secretes a bee in her ear before the competition expecting it to ‘buzz’ her the answers.