Family film fun at Turnpike

Families visiting Leigh Library took part in a buig themed craft workshop. Pictured are Emily and Joshua Parr
Families visiting Leigh Library took part in a buig themed craft workshop. Pictured are Emily and Joshua Parr

PARENTS and children created their own creepy crawlies for a film-themed weekend to celebrate some of the most popular family films.

The Family Friendly Film Club Weekender took place at the Turnpike Centre, in Leigh, to increase young people’s involvement with the arts through film and hands on activities.

Families learnt crafts, animation, music-making and 4D cinema at cultural venues across the North West.And at the Turnpike, children watched Pixar’s A Bug’s Life as part of a host of free film screenings in the region.

The festival was launched by All About Audiences, the audience development agency, to offer an affordable, exciting holiday experience for families to share while bringing in audiences to a venue who otherwise would not have visited it.

Audience Development Manager Nicky Colclough said: “It is exciting to lead on a project that highlights the range of arts, culture and heritage across the North West.