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Our Darkness and Light Animation with The Children’s Art School

4th September 2018 - 26th October 2018

Children from schools in Kirklees are working with poets to create poems about their area. They will also make large-scale collaborative drawings of the local area that will be used as backdrops to their poems and will create puppets to tell the stories.

An animation will then be produced with the children reading their poems and using stop motion animation to enact them.

The animations will collectively present a children’s view of Kirklees and will be available digitally with a preview event for participants and families at the participating schools.

Subsequently we intend to enter the animation into appropriate national and international film and children’s arts festivals.

Schools involved in the project are Holmfirth Infant and Junior School, Marsden Infant and Junior School, Birkby Junior School, Hillside Primary School and Almondbury Community School.

Catch the world premiere of Our Darkness and Light Animation at Our Biennale’s Big Draw and Play Day

Read how the project went here

Read the poems created by pupils at Holmfirth Junior School here

Read poet Louise Fazackerley’s experience working on the project here



4th September 2018
26th October 2018
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