Puppets On Film Festival @ Little Angel Theatre (25 – 27 March)

puppetsfilmkids_largeLittle Angel Theatre and Reel Islington announce London’s first ever puppet film festival from 25-27 March 2011.

As part of the ongoing 50th birthday celebrations of Little Angel, its 100 seat theatre will be transformed into a cinema for this one weekend and the films shown will appeal to all ages.

Here are the events suitable for families:

Saturday 26 March, 2pm
Rock Charmer

Round pillars of the old quarry, an old man wanders scratching at the mysteries of the rocks… calling… what stories can be told by these weather blown sentinels? Unwrap geological time, explore the layers of the rock.

Followed by a 2 hour workshop for adults and young people age 10+

Tickets: £5 (film only), £35 (film and workshop)

Sunday 27 March, 11am

Screening of the cult family classic by Jim Henson. 15-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.

Featuring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with film designer Brian Froud and puppeteers Ronnie Le Drew, Mak Wilson, and Sue Dacre who worked on the film.

Tickets: £5

Sunday 27 March, 5pm
The Adventures of Prince Achmed

A screening of Lotte Reiniger’s masterpiece film with live music from Sawchestra.

Sawcestra are an orchestra of saws, children’s toys and unusual and found instruments.

Audience members are invited to play along and create the soundtrack.

Tickets: £5


Book tickets via 020 7226 1787 or visit littleangeltheatre.com.