FREE ENTRY: Exhibition to see Danger Mouse and other Cosgrove Hall creations at Waterside Arts Centre (Sale, Manchester) From Sat 21st October
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FREE ENTRY: Exhibition to see Danger Mouse and other Cosgrove Hall creations at Waterside Arts Centre (Sale, Manchester) From Sat 21st October

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Found 9th Oct
Thought this was a fab free afternoon out with the kids (and for big kids) over half term.
Waterside is the new home of the Cosgrove Hall Films archive! We're celebrating with an exhibition featuring your favourite Cosgrove Hall characters, including Danger Mouse, Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men, Noddy,and many more. Expect to see original puppets, story boards and props being exhibited together for the first time, alongside behind-the-scenes insights into the creative processes that brought this array of beloved characters to the screen.

The Cosgrove studio was founded by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall in 1976 and quickly became the UK's largest animation house.
Cosgrove Hall Films produced quality animation by bringing together some of the biggest talents, puppet-makers, actors and animators in the UK to create, adapt and produce popular animations, including Noddy, Animal Shelf and Postman Pat.

They also brought characters from popular childhood fiction to life in animations such as Roald Dahl's The BFG (1989), Kenneth Graham’s The Wind in the Willows (1983), and Terry Prachett’s Truckers (1992).

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Cor blimey chief, this looks great - bit far for me sadly. Heat.
Edited by: "GaiusB" 9th Oct

Crikey

Loved count duckula

Some people still argue that Penfold is a mole... urghhhh.

I feel a sense of duty to go and see this, considering most my childhood I was called Penfold I hated that nickname until I embraced it and became "penny",

Looking back at it now, it was all "character building"

John Squire of The Stone Roses worked there for a while. I am tempted to go as at least it's something 'new' from them for once (I don't count All For One, that were crap)

"Yikes", "Eeekkkk" and other Penfoldisms

I'm such a big Chorlton And The Wheelies fan that i'm tempted to come up from London for this. Anyone know what the nearest station is and how far to walk from there?

Gooooood Griiieeeffff!! Deal too good to miss. Heat OP!

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dealpickle3 h, 1 m ago

I'm such a big Chorlton And The Wheelies fan that i'm tempted to come up …I'm such a big Chorlton And The Wheelies fan that i'm tempted to come up from London for this. Anyone know what the nearest station is and how far to walk from there?



Train to Manchester Piccadily and then pop on a tram watersideartscentre.co.uk/abo…us/

andywedge1 h, 6 m ago

Train to Manchester Piccadily and then pop on a tram …Train to Manchester Piccadily and then pop on a tram https://watersideartscentre.co.uk/about-us/how-to-find-us/


Thanks for the info OP.

I truly believe if DM & Penfold from the 80s were still about (with their original voices), we'd be living in a far safer world
Edited by: "Gollywood" 10th Oct

Music trivia fact.....

Bernard Sumner (New Order vocalist/guitarist) worked for Cosgrove Hall as a tracer in the late 70s on Jamie & The Magic Torch.

Now if only Joy Division had done the theme tune


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Whilst the adults go about this exhibition reminiscing with a big smile on their faces, I can only imagine the kids of today will be saying WTF and sitting on the benches with their latest mobiles.

Get on youtube and make them watch some, when they complain, stop the TV and give a lecture that when I was a lad we had to watch what was on for 1 hour a day or nothing. Shuts them up

cicobuff5 h, 36 m ago

Music trivia fact.....Bernard Sumner (New Order vocalist/guitarist) worked …Music trivia fact.....Bernard Sumner (New Order vocalist/guitarist) worked for Cosgrove Hall as a tracer in the late 70s on Jamie & The Magic Torch.Now if only Joy Division had done the theme tune [Image]


Had no idea about Sumner. I only knew about Squire. Anyhow, Jamie and his magic torch, possibly the best theme tune of all time

Although this will appeal to some, the centre and exhibition are very small and will take you 10 minutes to get around so don't travel too far

DonkeyKonk19 h, 23 m ago

Had no idea about Sumner. I only knew about Squire. Anyhow, Jamie and his …Had no idea about Sumner. I only knew about Squire. Anyhow, Jamie and his magic torch, possibly the best theme tune of all time


Quite the rocking tune, clearly the cuckoo land portal was trying to convert Jamie to being a mod bouncing off that symbol....

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