Today: February 24, 2024

The kids are home. New pencil cases have been purchased, grandmas have been visited, and there’s been a flailing attempt to make the most of the British sunshine. So if you’re seeking something new to keep them quiet for a few hours or wear them out enough to have quiet night in, here’s a bunch of ideas to keep offspring entertained over the coming weeks.

The kids are home.
New pencil cases have been purchased, grandmas have been visited, and there’s
been a flailing attempt to make the most of the British sunshine. So if you’re
seeking something new to keep them quiet for a few hours or wear them out
enough to have quiet night in, here’s a bunch of ideas to keep offspring
entertained over the coming weeks.

Pixar’s Brave (Main Picture) is
out in early August, and whilst this is worth a trip to the cinema for in
itself, Prince Charles Cinema in
central London is finishing off its Pixar season with screening of Cars 2 and Toy Story 3 up until the 11th of August. Whether it’s
Lightning McQueen or Woody and Buzz that your kids go wild for, both offerings
have something for all ages and are all likely to bring a few tears to the eyes
of dads as much as the young ones. Tickets range from £4.50- £6.00, for times
and dates click HERE

If big eyed woodland creatures and Jpop stars are the in
house trend, Amecon is returning to
Keele University from the 10th to the 12th of August to
celebrate the best in Japanese comics and animation. There’ll be art rooms,
auctions, cosplay and special screenings as well as panels with important
members of the anime scene. This is a place to mix with other fanatics and for
newcomers to see what all the fuss is about. For the full events schedule and
ticket information, visit the Amecon homepage HERE

Straying slightly from cinema, a charity convention for
Doctor Who fans may be just what’s needed to round off the summer and give kids
something to show off about when they start the new term. From the creators of Power of the Daleks Reimagined (which is a
film,) the convention, which is held on the 1st of September, has
everything for the Doctor enthusiast, from autograph sessions with Anneke
Wills
and director Christopher Barry, stage talks and a merchandise
room. The convention, which is being held for charity, will be hosted in
Fareham. Book your tickets HERE

The Olympics are well underway, and determined to make use
of the big screens used to show the big events, Swansea Council is putting on a
special film programme for families throughout August. Shrek, The Lion King and The
Muppets
will be showing on the 14th, 21st and 28th
of the month at 1pm, and 3:30pm. Screenings appear to be free and if the
weather holds out will be a perfect way to spend a Tuesday afternoon. Find out
more information HERE

Finally, on London’s riverbank, the BFI Southbank are
hosting a special swashbuckling workshop for small visitors in September. Not
only can you see a special showing of Aardman’s The Pirates! In an Adventure of Science! But you can also create
your own pirate character and bring them to life with claymation animation
techniques, and there be not so hidden treasure rewarded to the best
characters. Tickets can be purchased HERE

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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