The photos above are some of the exhibits from the animation section at the National Media Museum in Bradford. I had a quick look in before an artists networking meeting at Kala Sangam yesterday. Obviously the quality of my photos is not that great but if you have never been before it is well worth a visit and can see the originals properly for yourselves. It is an excellent resource, brilliant for kids and is free to get in. There is also a picnic area if you want an extra cheap day out as well as the IMAX cinema if you want to splash out a bit. For a trip down memory lane they have old computer/arcade games that you can play and also a section on TV and old TV adverts.
I used to go as a child when it was called the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television and it has lost none of its charm. In fact they constantly have new exhibitions, activities etc. and are a central part of the Bradford Animation Festival which showed Lotte Reiniger’s feature length silhouette animation film “The Adventure of Prince Achmed” with a specially commissioned live musical score back in 2014. This film with live musical accompaniment is being shown again in July this year at the Horse + Bamboo Puppet Festival (CLICK HERE for more details).