The National Media Museum has ‘borrowed’ some very large books and a larger than life film camera to give residents and visitors to Harrogate the chance to feel like tiny Borrowers as part of its From Page to Screen season, which celebrates a variety of children’s story books that have made it onto the big and small screen.
Harrogate residents and visitors will get the chance to feel like tiny Borrowers when the National Media Museum brings a giant stack of books and a larger than life film camera to the town as part of its From Page to Screen season, which celebrates a variety of children’s story books that have made it onto the big and small screen.
The event will take place on Prospect Crescent, Harrogate on 11am Friday 19th August 2011
Fun family activities and workshops are taking place at the Museum throughout the holidays, giving families the chance to create their very own book adaptations based on family favourites including The Borrowers and Alice in Wonderland.
Between Saturday 20 and Friday 26 August the Museum will delving under the floorboards to bring the adventures of The Borrowers to life. Visitors to the Museum will find out what it feels like to be like one of Mary Norton’s tiny characters when they create giant props and use the magic of green screen technology to turn themselves into tiny Borrowers. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 families will have the rare chance to watch The Borrowers movie on the big screen in the Museum’s Pictureville cinema for only £2 per person.
The final week of the holidays will celebrate another classic book that has been adapted for the big and small screen, Alice in Wonderland.
Between 27 August and 4 September, everyone visiting the Museum can watch the BBC version of Alice in Wonderland for free in TV Heaven, a special viewing area where the Museum’s archive of television programmes can be watched for free in individual booths. Families can also get hands-on with lots of themed activities and workshops giving them the chance to learn how to make storyboards and create their own animations.