It’s probably going to rain this weekend. In fact, of course it will because it’s a bank holiday and that’s just what happens. There may be sun, but they’ll also be rain. I’m not a pessimist, I’m British and a realist. And a true realist I always plan for all eventualities – and sometimes, stumbling around looking for potential alternatives means that sometimes plan ’B’ becomes plan ‘A’…
As was the case when I was looking into indoor and outdoor things to do on the glorious extra day off we get in August; I happened across what can only be described as a big kid’s dream and a little kid’s delight. This Monday at Contemporary there will be a bank holiday special screening of Coraline in The Space. How special is special, you ask. Six words for you: Make It, Eat It, Watch It.
Make It 11am – 12.30pm Basically, you’re invited to get stuck in to helping make a theatrical setting for the big afternoon screening. Crafting will all go towards making a big garden face and a giant tree for everyone to decorate in giant buttons and bobbins. If you’ve not yet seen and are wondering why on earth you’d ut buttons in a tree, it will all become apparent.
Eat It 12.30 – 1pm As it suggests, is a slot for everyone to satiate their hunger. Bring a picnic (yes, you’re allowed even though there’s a café bar next door) and get stuck in. Feel free to theme your lunch, but don’t go crazy on the pins, needles and spiders.
Watch It 1.30pm The icing on the day’s cake, the film itself. Watch Neil Gaiman’s Coraline be animated into life; watch our heroine explore through the trap door and enter into a parallel world. Is the grass as green on the other side?
Coraline and craft will start from 11am in The Space. Free workshop, screening £3.
Nottingham Contemporary website