Narnia by Night

British film fans, families and kids are getting a unique opportunity to relive the magic of The Chronicles of Narnia movies at close quarters at a one-off, Narnia-themed Wow Night on Thursday, 14th August 2008.

‘The Wonderful World of Weta Wow Night ‘ at the Royal Armouries in Leeds is based around its big, free summer exhibition, ‘Arms and Armour from the Movies: The Wonderful World of WETA’.

The red carpet will be rolled out at 6.00pm with a private tour for fans given by an expert guide and including the magic wand wielded by the White Witch to turn people to stone, Peter’s beautifully crafted sword used to slay the head of the White Witch’s secret police, Maugrim and dozens of other props and weapons from the film.

Families can prepare for battle by joining Peter and Edmund in the fight against the White Witch with ‘have-a-go’ sword fighting. Sharpshooters can test their aim at ‘have-a–go’ archery, learning how to shoot a bow and arrow like Susan in the Armouries own shooting gallery.

Children who dress up as their favourite film character can take advantage of the Armouries expert face-painters to complete their look and are in with a chance of winning a fantastic mystery prize. At just £10 per person, the evening includes a host of Narnia-related fun before finishing at 10.00pm after a private viewing of the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in the Armouries’ own cinema.

• More info from www.royalarmouries.org

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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