The Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival runs for only two more nights (Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January 2017). If, like me, coughs, runny noses and disturbed nights’ sleep have so far prevented you from braving the fantastically atmospheric (but blummin’ cold) freezing fog, you might be interested in a toddler-friendly event that takes place indoors this weekend.
You might already know that Kids Club is on Saturday mornings at Picturehouse cinemas (including our own Stratford Picturehouse) with performances for children and their parents or carers (no unaccompanied adults are admitted). This Saturday (28 January 2017), there’s a special London International Animation Festival Kids Club. That means there’s a whole selection of short animated films from around the world to enjoy – sounds perfect for a toddler’s attention span. Tickets cost £2 for a child, and £2 for an adult, so much less than a regular trip to the cinema.
And here are a couple of other things showing at Stratford Picturehouse that might take your fancy…
Don’t like the sound of the London International Animation Festival? Well, Moana is also showing as part of Kids Club (and therefore at the bargain £2 ticket price). Fans of Flight of the Conchords – New Zealand’s fourth-most popular folk duo – will enjoy Jermaine Clement singing Shiny.
This sounds good. Oliver Jeffers’ popular storybook about a boy who finds a penguin has been turned into a short animated film that you can see as part of the Picturehouse’s Toddler time slot. Apparently Lost and Found has won 61 international film awards, which is quite a lot really. Tickets are £3 for toddlers and £0 (yes, that’s £0 for adults).