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Magnificent Magic Lanterns

Join children’s book illustrator, Salvatore Rubbino, for this free workshop and make a magnificent magic lantern to entertain all your friends and family! Learn new creative skills and make your pictures move. Celebrate Bonfire Night with fantastic firework drawings and project these onto the wall for your very own ‘film’ screening.

Did you know that William Stanley, the founder of our building and local inventor sold magic lanterns in his catalog!? These told all sorts of stories by drawing onto a film and shining a light through it to create a projection.

Come along and get the chance to tell your own stories or illustrate a well know one!

Materials will be provided and the workshop is free. All you need to bring with you is a small torch or mobile phone with a torch… and lots of imagination!

Salvatore Rubbino graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2005. His first picture book, A Walk in New York, was published in 2009 by Candlewick Press, followed by A Walk in London in 2011. His other books, all published by Walker Books, include Just Ducks! (2012) written by Nicola Davies, A Walk in Paris (2014), A Book of Feelings (2015), Our Very Own Dog (2016) written by Amanda McCardie and Harry Miller’s Run (2015) by David Almond. His latest book, Ride the Wind written by Nicola Davies will be published in August 2020 by Walker Books. Salvatore teaches at Southampton Solent University. He received a Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011.

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