The Enchanted Cinema (Touring in 2022)

What is…The Enchanted Cinema?

Join the Enchanted Cinema for a unique evening of award-winning international animation with live scores & foley FX by us. In community venues across the South between February and May 2022, experience the incredible animated films of Nielotek (Poland, 1984), Hedgehog in the Fog (Russia, 1975) – winner of Best Animation of All Time (Laputa Animation Festival, 2003), Where the Wild Things Are (Czech, 1975) and the stunning Big Underground Ball (Russia, 1987) – 20 mins of breathtaking stop-frame animation, as well as special add-ons for each venue.

All scores have been devised by live cinema composers Cabinet of Living Cinema on harp, piano, flamenco guitar, viola and other more unusual and rare instruments such as the Repurposed Habitat Tealight Holder, but they need your help…before each film they will invite you to help them create sound FX for the films on instruments including percussion and xylophones and on home-made foley such as bicycle horns, spoons and rain sticks.

But that’s not all!

At Birch (Feb half-term) we invite younger audience members to help us narrate Where the Wild Things Are around a replica of Max’s Boat.

A very special addition to our Boscombe Arts Depot performance is guests from the CODA Fiddle Orchestra Advanced Group performing scores to Hedgehog in the Fog and the Amazonian ghost story – Fakashama and we have also invited AUB (Arts University Bournemouth) animation students to showcase their work and join us for a Q & A. In the morning of this special day we will showcase the live score talent of all CFO groups.

At Braunton Parish Hall we invite homeschooling students from around the area to join us in creating the live scores/ foley.

At Hallr Wood, we celebrate Beltane with ghost stories and creation myths around a fireside and finish the evening off under the Witch’s Hat with live folk music.

There is limited seating to all events, so dilly-dally not and snap up a ticket for this unmissable event. Be sure to take advantage of our DISCOUNT PROMO by joining our Newsletter Community here.

The Enchanted Cinema is part of #shelleyfest:200. Shared Heritage, Shared Creativity.

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Illustration by Julia de Graaf.
Design by Chantelle Linane.
Still from Big Underground Ball (Sokolov, 1987)