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Shaun the Sheep half term activities at the museum

The National Science and Media Museum is delighted to be partnering with Aardman and STUDIOCANAL for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon half term event.

From 26 October to 3 November 2019, the event will be packed with film screenings, model-making workshops, displays of original movie props and behind-the-scenes tips and tricks for young animators.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas from 18 October, is the new feature film starring stop-motion favourite Shaun the Sheep. In the film, Shaun, Bitzer and the gang are joined by an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA, who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, and Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure.

The National Science and Media Museum will be screening A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from 26 October 2019, accompanied by a raft of themed, interactive events. Aardman animation artists George Watson and Helen Javes will be in the museum every day during half term demonstrating how to make Shaun, LU-LA or Bitzer out of modelling clay (£6 per person, booking required).

  • Aardman Model Making Workshop tickets go on sale Monday 30 September 2019
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon film tickets go on sale Friday 4 October 2019

Other baa-rilliant activities include a huge draw-along for museum cinema audiences, who’ll be given expert tips on how to sketch their favourite character before every film screening (cinema ticket required). Aardman animator Marie Lechevallier will be joining these sessions on Monday 28 October.

Visitors can put their story-telling and set-building skills to the test in the Shaun’s Storybook event (free, drop-in), or take a trail to explore the museum for sheep- and space-related objects (free, drop-in).

Also taking part in the half term excitement are the University of Bradford and University of Leeds, who will be giving interactive demonstrations on animation, filmmaking and the science of space.

The exhibition Hello Universe will also be open for visitors to explore how our knowledge of the universe has changed over hundreds of years.

John Darnbrough, Learning Programmes Developer at the museum, said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Aardman again and can’t wait to welcome back Shaun and his friends to the museum, as well as our cinema screen.

“We’re also delighted to have two animators here throughout half term, and if you’d like to learn how to make your favourite character from the experts we’d advise booking early for the workshops.

“Not only that, but we’ll have original props from the film on display, plus loads of artwork as well as lots of opportunities to get creative.”

Full details and booking information for film screenings and workshops will be available online shortly.


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For further details or images please contact: Phil Oates, National Science and Media Museum, / 01274 203 317

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. The museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies, creating special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults. It is home to three cinemas, including Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen and the world’s only public Cinerama screen outside the USA. Entry to the museum is free.

About Aardman

Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment—such as the ‘visually astonishing’ (The Guardian) console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, and the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app—and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a new 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands. Their productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field, producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come.

About the movie

Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy... When the intergalactic visitor—an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA—crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.