Half Term Family Fun at the National Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum is delighted to be partnering with Aardman and STUDIOCANAL for A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon half termevent, packed with film screenings, model-making workshops, displays of original movie props and behind-the-scenes tips and tricks for young animators.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, in cinemas from 18 October, is the new feature film starring stop-motion favourite Shaun the Sheep. In the film, Shaun, Bitzer and the gang are joined by an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA, who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, and Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure.

The National Science and Media Museum will be screening A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from 26 October accompanied by a raft of themed, interactive events. Aardman animation artists George Watson and Helen Javes will be in the museum every day during half term demonstrating how to make Shaun, LU-LA or Bitzer out of modelling clay (£6 per person, booking required).

Aardman Model-Making Workshop tickets go on sale Monday 30 September

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon film tickets go on sale Friday 4 October

Other baa-rilliant activities include a huge draw-along for museum cinema audiences, who’ll be given expert tips on how to sketch their favourite character before every film screening (cinema ticket required). Aardman animator Marie Lechevallier will be joining these sessions on Monday 28 October.

Visitors can put their story-telling and set-building skills to the test in the Shaun the Sheep Storybook event (free, drop-in), or take a trail to explore the museum for sheep and space related objects (free, drop-in).

Also taking part in the half term excitement are the University of Bradford and University of Leeds who will be giving interactive demonstrations on animation, filmmaking and the science of space.

The exhibition Hello Universe: A Journey Through the Sights and Sounds of Space will also be open for visitors to explore how our knowledge of the universe has changed over hundreds of years.

John Darnbrough, Learning Programmes Developer at the museum said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Aardman again and can’t wait to welcome back Shaun and his friends to the museum, as well as our cinema screen.

“We’re also delighted to have two animators here throughout half term, and if you’d like to learn how to make your favourite character from the experts we’d advise booking early for the workshops.

“Not only that, but we’ll have original props from the film on display, plus loads of artwork as well as lots of opportunities to get creative.”

Full details and booking information for film screenings and the workshops is available at www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/farmageddon