Focus on: Tove Jannson’s Tales From Moomin Valley
Saturday 18th November, 12.00pm (T)
Directors: Various, Animation shorts, 64 minutes (4.5 minutes per animation), Finland & Poland, 1984.
Your only chance to see a selection of the original 1980s animation, featuring the cute little Moomins and Little My in Tales From Moomin Valley on the big screen. Originally written by Tove Jansson 60 years ago, the animations have delighted children across the world with the mythical adventures of Moomintroll and friends.
Tales From Moomin Valley - Adults only! 15 Special Event
Monday 20th November, 8.30pm (T)
Tove Jansson is one of Finland’s most well known writers, not only for her prolific creation of Tales From Moomin Valley but also for her novels and short stories for adults. When we were researching her Moomin stories we came across the rumour that not unlike animations like The Simpsons and Futurama today, Tales From Moomin Valley was laden with adult jokes and themes.
To discover more we’ve invited the deputy director of the Finnish Art Museum in Tampere, Finland, Elina Bonelius MA to present the fact behind the fiction. This is your chance to uncover what we were missing when we were kids and to find out a little more about the woman behind the work. The event includes the screening, a presentation and discussion and FREE glass of wine! Don’t miss it!!
Northern Lights on Tour
A touring package of Moomins for kids is available for schools in Northumberland, at only £50 (plus VAT) per school! Please book early to avoid disappointment. For more more information or booking please contact Holli McGuire on 0191 232 8289 extension 107.
Primary, Infants and Middle Schools: Tales from Moomin Valley
Suitable for ages 4+. A two-hour screening and workshop package including a selection of shorts from the original animated series Tales From Moomin Valley. Talented animator Robin Webb will introduce the screening and deliver a fantastic interactive workshop.