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This year, ANIMATE Helston will take place 11-19th February. In partnership with the Museum of Cornish Life and Falmouth University, we have collaborated since 2019 on an annual week-long celebration of animation during the February half-term.

Together with Falmouth University and Spider Eye (an award winning and BAFTA nominated Cornish Animation Company), we have shared a vast array of animated films with local audiences.

This year we are looking at automatons with a focus on models, CG and games.

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Join us over the February half-term for a celebration of animation!

What's On

1 February- 11 March

A wonderful collection of automata loaned from Falmouth Art Gallery

Pop-up Cinema

Screenings at the Museum

Saturday 11-Saturday 18 February

The Museum of Cornish Life's FREE Pop-Up cinemas are returning with their giant screen in the Drill Hall and screens in the school room and toy shop.

Visit our screen at Denzils Den to enjoy Kara Kana (Love to Sing in Kernewek) a series of animated children’s songs to help children sing and rhyme in Cornish. Thanks to bosena

Screening 11th-18th Feb

We're screening a selection of animated short film work over the half-term at The Museum of Cornish Life.

Our family friendly picks cover the following themes:​

Models, Body as Objects, Games, Play and Artist Led Animation.

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Film Screenings
from CAST

Screening 3 times a day at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm between 14th-18th Feb 

This year, The Museum of Cornish Life will be once again be screening a family feature length film at with the wonderful CAST

This year's title is My Neighbor Totoro (U 1hr26mins). Two young girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.

Let your imagination run wild at these

free bookable workshops!

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