Róisín, fx crew

Thanks so much for a truly amazing show – I absolutely love what you do. It’s just so unique and in a world of CGI and flashy 3D animation, the beautiful, textual, thought provoking world you opened the children up to was very special and memorable.

jessica, treehouse workshop cut-and-paster

I really loved it because the instructor told us how to do it step by step. She also came up with amazing ideas! 

TOTORO + HEDGEHOG IN THE FOG – Family Sound FX Workshop & Performance. Ages 4+  

Join The Enchanted Cinema on a live cinema adventure with Studio Ghibli & Friends. Using your hands, your voice & instruments including xylophones, join the “FX Crew” to create sound FX to scenes from animated films by Studio Ghibli and Yuri Norstein’s heart-warming Hedgehog in the Fog, inspiration for Studio Ghibli’s director, Hayao Miyazaki and rated one of the best animations of all time. You’ll become the sound of an owl, a snail, tree-frogs, cicadas, the strange purring rumble of a “cat bus” or even a tree-ghost created using 6ft bamboo canes. Meanwhile, others will work with multi-instrumentalist Gareth Wilkins to create an atmospheric xylophone score for scenes including the hedgehog descending into the fog. 

The Tree House Workshop with Hannah Eaton.  Ages 6-12.

In this fun and imaginative workshop, graphic novelist Hannah Eaton takes you step-by-step to cut, paste and draw a pop-up “animation set”, placed within a Tree House discovered within an enchanted forest setting. Hannah starts by introducing you to her favourite pop-up book – Jan Pieńkowski’s Haunted House – for ideas for possible moving parts within your pop-up set, before describing some of the Yiddish, Japanese and Scottish folklore from her first graphic novel, Naming Monsters, again to fire up the creator within. After cutting, pasting and drawing your set, you’ll grab a branch to help recreate an enchanted forest setting for the Tree House, captured on film and featured in the Enchanted Cinema’s touring show.