More Than Miyazaki - Japanese Anime Season

Call of The Wild Family Drop-In

Call of The Wild Family Drop-In

UWE and Watershed have collaborated to bring you a special FREE family Drop-in event exploring creative technology and arts and crafts with a great line-up of activity inspired by animated Japanese fantasy Wolf Children.

Wolf Children (screening at 14:00) is the story of tight knit family who are half human, half wolves. Following the themes of the film - choice, family, and nature - we're putting on three exciting workshops where you can immerse yourself into its magical environment.

Here's what we've got planned - they'll all take place in the Waterside spaces between 10:00 - 12:30. The events are most suitable for families with children 8 or over, although everyone is welcome to attend! Drop in for as long or as little as you like...

  • Build-A-Beast: craft your very own plushie beast with soft sculpture artist Tabitha Panter
  • Origami and nest building: Shiho Suzuki will help you make your own origami animal in our Japanese-style home, then you can build its habitat using natural materials in our indoor forest with help from Earthwise!
  • Step into the world of stop-motion animation with Knowle West Media Centre: tap into your creative side, using elements of Wolf Children to bring your own characters to life with the help of a professional animator. This fast and interactive experience will offer you an exciting glimpse into stop motion, and give you an understanding of how animes are created. The animation sessions are 30 minutes long and will take place at 10:30, 11:15 and 12:00 - there are limited spaces so arrive early to register your interest!

This event is produced by UWE's MA Creative Producing students