Enjoy a free, family-friendly screening of Fantastic Mr Fox (PG), Wes Anderson’s eccentric stop-motion animation, showing in our historic Grand Hall.
This event is free, booking required.
11am: Film screening of Fantastic Mr Fox (2009, PG)
Mr Fox, who is cunning but sometimes a bit too clever for his own good, is one of Roald Dahl's greatest creations. Here he is brought to life with the help of some great old-fashioned looking stop-motion animation and the smooth voice of George Clooney, which work perfectly together to the tell the tale of Mr Fox and his battle against a group of bullying farmers. Eccentric director Wes Anderson has made a film that looks unique, has a great soundtrack and works on numerous levels.
After watching the film, families are invited to take part in creative arts activities in our Clore Learning Studio. Have a go at making 3D puppets inspired the characters in the film and the wildlife in Whitworth Park.
12:30pm: 3D puppet making (20 children max)
1.30pm: 3D puppet making (20 children max)
From 2.30pm-4pm we will be running additional puppet making activities for anyone who hasn't reserved in advance. This will be for up to 20 children at a time.
Places for these activities are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. In order to reserve places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org after booking your film tickets.
The Whitworth's event is one of a series of free pop-up film screenings and activities for 5-19 year olds celebrating film, culture and community as part of Greater Manchester on Film Festival.