Cosgrove Hall Films exhibition continues at Sale’s Waterside arts venue until next month

Cosgrove Hall Films Exhibition - Waterside
Igor from Count Duckula

Ian Cullen from the wonderful SciFiPulse.net has kindly given downthetubes permission to feature some of his photographs of the free Cosgrove Hall Films exhibition at Waterside, in Sale.

Waterside is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Trafford – and the new home of the Cosgrove Hall Films archive, the company behind the likes of Danger Mouse and Count Duckula.

Cosgrove Hall Films Exhibition - Waterside

Danger Mouse exhibit
Danger Mouse exhibit
Danger Mouse exhibit
Promotional posters for both the original and new Danger Mouse series

They’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.

Penfold animation cels
Penfold animation cels
Danger Mouse animation cels
Danger Mouse animation cels

From paper to puppets, the exhibition tracks the development to the production of some of the most recognisable children’s animation of the last four decades.

Original models, puppets, storyboards and hand drawn animations are all on display, with the exhibition – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – offering a rare and nostalgic insight into some of the many delights from the Cosgrove Hall Films collection.

Danger Mouse animation cel

There are also behind-the-scenes insights into the creative processes that brought this array of beloved characters to the screen.

Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces, the Waterside centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.

• The free Cosgrove Hall Films Exhibition continues at the Waterside until 17th February 2018, in the the Lauriston Gallery, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford, M33 7ZF | Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00 – open late on event nights| Web: https://watersidearts.org

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