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Art of the Magic Lantern at Pollock’s Toy Museum
Thursday 28th October 2021 - Saturday 30th October 2021
THE ART OF THE MAGIC LANTERN AT POLLOCK TOY MUSEUM
What happens in the toy museum when the lights go out?
Come see us as we shine Magic Lanterns into the hidden corners of the Pollock’s Toy Museum collection. What do the puppets and dolls get up to in the dark? This is a rare chance to experience the museum as you have never seen it before!
Nicole Mollett and Frog Morris use re-purposed pre-cinema projection equipment to create new live performance pieces for contemporary audiences. Both antique slides and their own new hand-painted slides are projected using refurbished Magic Lanterns and accompanied by live storytelling in a wonderful light show suitable for all ages. Come and join us for this series of live performances and workshops in the UK’s oldest Toy Museum over October half-term, all ages welcome. Not only is this a chance to see antique optical toys in action in a show developed specially for this unique venue, but also the Museum has kindly invited us to show a few slides from their collection which have not been displayed for many years!
Magic Lantern Performance
18:30 + 20:00 FRIDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2021
18:30 & 20:00 SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021
Half-Term Magic Lantern Workshops
Come and learn to make and project your own Magic Lantern slides.
10AM & 11:30AM THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER 1hr all ages
2PM – 4PM THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2hrs for ages 7 and up
Pollock’s Toy Museum, 1 Scala Street, London, W1T 2HL, England, UK