Sculpt Shakespeare Workshop with Manchester Libraries and Manchester Animation Festival

  • DATE

    12 June 2021

  • TIME

    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • AGES

    Young people




    Manchester Central Library

Did you know that Manchester archives has an original Shakespeare 2nd folio book? Or that Shakespeare Hall in Central Library is named after the world famous playwright? Join us for a free fun filled sculpting workshop with Jim Parkyn experienced clay creative who has worked for Aardman, the BBC and many others.

Join Jim on the Manchester Libraries Facebook page for a great family activity as we create our very own Shakespeare 3D relief. Prepare some plasticine and get ready for a build a bard workshop to remember! No booking is required, you can access the event on the Manchester Libraries Facebook Page.

You will need:
Plasticine (any colour will do, but we will be using Light Pink, Brown, Black, White and Stone)
Cocktail sticks

This Festival of Libraries event run for Manchester Libraries in conjunction with Manchester Animation Festival. Since 2015 Manchester Animation Festival has celebrated animation in all its forms from our smartphones to cinema screens and beyond.

MAF unites everyone, artists, practitioners, students and all those in between to savour the many and varied achievements of the animated form.
If you’re an animation enthusiast or just want to see something unique, everyone is welcome to join us for animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, masterclasses and screen talks from the industry’s finest in November.

MAF 2021 returns 14-19 November 2021, join MAF on social media (@mcranimation on Twitter and Instagram) and subscribe to the MAF newsletter via the website to get more information on the upcoming edition.


About Jim Parkyn:

With over 20 years in the animation industry, Jim has been involved in many best loved animations for Aardman Animations, the BBC and many other clients. As a sculptor, model maker and character designer Jim is the helping hand behind many classic characters including Wallace and Gromit, Shaun The Sheep, Creature Comforts and animated feature films and commercials.

When not making modelling clay magic in the studio he can be found in schools and universities, festivals and corporate team building sessions sharing a lifelong passion for plasticine.

Jim has not only added his touch of unique character and personality to many animations but is also a character designer for plush toy manufacturers and brands. If this wasn’t enough he also has his own studio where he creates small films and online films for brands and charities.
With a passion for wildlife and natural history and a studio set in woodland in an old water mill close to Bristol you can even join Jim for art and animation classes both inside and out amongst the trees.