If you’re a big Wallace & Gromit fan, and you happen to be in Scotland this Saturday, you may have to check out this year’s Aardman Festival which takes place in Glasgow (Jan. 25). The city’s Yurt Cinema at The Pyramid will pay homage to Nick Park’s beloved duo and other favorites from the popular Bristol studio by screening classics such as A Close Shave, A Matter of Loaf and Death, The Farmer’s Llamas and The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
Families will have a chance to meet Aardman’s lead model maker Jim Parkyn who will lead three different workshops on making Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph throughout the day. The brilliant artist will demonstrate how each character is made and then hand the clay over to participants to make their own version of the beloved characters.
To learn more about the event, visit thepyramid.scot/aardman
Aardman’s latest feature A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon will premiere on Netflix in February. You can read all about the making of the new movie in next month’s issue of Animation Magazine!