As part of the Fantasy Exhibition, The Enchanted Cinema are bringing the #orchestraofenchantedsounds to the British Library!

You’ll use instruments, hands and voices to help create the soundtrack to well-loved animated films, expertly guided by The Enchanted Cinema.

Sound effects include a creaking porch, a river, magical chimes for a giant tree, a tinkling bell for Totoro’s whiskers, the roars and eyeballs of Maurice Sendak’s Wild Things and much more. The grown-ups will be asked to help too.

Every child gets a chance to be involved if they choose to, with older kids rising to the challenge of playing the xylophone or narrating the Wild Things animation live and younger ones delighting in the “cicada” shakers or “tree-frog” guiros.

With an inclusive and light-hearted atmosphere throughout, each show also features a live musical score by The Enchanted Cinema.

Show times to be announced.