The Barbican announces new year-round film and learning offer for young people
Framed is supported by Film London through National Lottery Funding on behalf of the BFI, and the City Bridge Trust.
The Barbican is delighted to announce an exciting new year-round, multi-strand film and learning offer for young people - from pre-school to late teens – which kicks off in September with the re-launch of Family Film Club (which first began in 1984), now called Framed Film Club.
Every Saturday morning Framed Film Club will screen the latest and greatest films from all over the world for children up to the age of 11, including at least three shorts programmes a year, especially selected for family audiences. In addition, a new series of free activities will take place on the last Saturday of every month called Framed Film Club Extra, which will explore film through all of the artforms on offer at the Barbican, with high-quality, participatory arts activities.
Later in the autumn in November, the Framed Film Festival, a brand new showcase for young people, will extend its offer to teenagers as well as under 11’s. Families, budding young filmmakers and young programmers will have an opportunity to get involved via the best new international films and top-notch learning experiences. Framed Film Festival will take place from 17-25 November at the Barbican and venues across London.
And throughout the year young people will have the chance to see and make movies as well as to dissect the art of film, while being given access to industry professionals. Long-term learning opportunities include the Young Filmmakers and Young Programmers projects and partnerships with organisations such as BAFTA and FILMCLUB.
Sat 15 Sep 11am
Le Petit Nicholas (Little Nicholas) (PG)
A hilarious tale of an eight-year-old boy whose charmed life is turned upside down by an unexpected new arrival.
France/Belgium 2009 Dir Laurent Tirard 91 min Subtitled (read aloud)
No unaccompanied adults or children
Sat 22 Sep 11am
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (U)
hen Sid, Manny and Diego get separated from their friends and families, they must use every ounce of courage to make a dangerous journey back home.
US 2012 Dirs Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier 93 min
No unaccompanied adults or children
Sat 29 Sep 10am
Framed Film Club Extra
This is the first in a new series of free activities held on the last Saturday of every month that explore film through all of the artforms on offer at the Barbican with high-quality, participatory arts activities. This month we run a workshop on set design influenced by German Expressionism.
High Jinx and Silly Shenanigans #
Framed Film Club Shorts
The first shorts programme as part of Framed Film Club, this mixture of stories about silly shenanigans will have families in stitches.
Notes to Editors
For further information contact:
Sarah Harvey Publicity, 020 7232 2812
Sarah Harvey email@example.com
Kim Sheehan firstname.lastname@example.org
Framed Film Club: £2.00 for everyone (no membership required)
Box Office: 0845 120 7527
* Local Classification
# Cert tbc
About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Our creative learning programme further underpins everything we do. In 2012 we celebrate the Olympic year with many of our projects forming part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival – it is also our 30th Birthday year.
Over 1.77 million people pass through our doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. Our architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinema One (with Cinemas Two and Three opening in Beech Street in Autumn 2012), Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants.
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About Film London
Film London, as the capital’s film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city’s businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city’s new and emerging film-making talent.
Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset.