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Animazing Children's Television Experiences

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Welcome

Animazing create exciting interactive experiences that enable everyone to learn how Television shows and Films are made.

Our extensive collection of memorabilia from classic children's television provide inspiration for our original creations, and form the centrepiece of our public exhibitions.

Sadly our major exhibtion in 2020, the Animazing Story of Children's Television in Eastbourne, had to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

But we continue to work on exciting new projects and fantastic new experiences for everyone to enjoy.

What's Coming Up

Enchanted Forest

Hellingly Enchanted Forest Adventure

Can you help a young adventurer to lift a wicked witch's curse in this interactive 1-hour theatrical experience in the beautiful woods of Hellingly Country Park?

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022 at Hellingly Community Hub

£5 for adults and £4 for children

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Workshops and Courses

Camera Operator

Online Video Creator

Do you have a budding YouTuber, film or TV producer aged 12-17 in your family?

Learn to create your own online video content using professional equipment. The course is 2 hours per week over 6 weeks, and attendees will work as part of a small team to create a video project. The final video will be published to the AnimazingTVUK YouTube channel.

The course costs £60 per person. Please contact us to register your interest in the next course.

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Character Modelling

Character Modelling

Coming soon to Hailsham.

Learn to make a clay character, similar to Morph, in this fun 90 minute workshop. All materials are provided, and you can take your finished character home.

Aimed at ages 8-12, but younger children may be able to take part with adult assistance.

£10 for 1 child, £18 for 2 children. Accompanying adults are free.

Our Collections

Muffin the Mule, Sooty and Sweep

Puppets

Some of the earliest characters from children's TV were puppets, like Muffin the Mule and Sooty & Sweep.

Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 4

Thunderbirds

We've recreated the secret Tracy Island runway of Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 4 filmed under the ocean.

Wallace and Gromit

Animation

From Trumpton, Clangers and Bagpuss to Danger Mouse and Wallace & Gromit.

Moon Rover

ASA Moon Rover

Built from an old ride-on lawnmower and converted to battery power.

Hyperdrive

The Hyperdrive

Our huge junk-model space ship was built from recycled parts, complete with working lights and engines.

Hyperdrive Interior

Hyperdrive Interior

A junk-model built during one of our workshop sessions from old PC parts and LEGO.

Exhibitions

Visitors to Animazing 2019

Story of Children's Television

Our free exhibition telling the story of children's television which ran for 6 months at The Pavilion on Eastbourne seafront closed in 2021 when the Coronavirus pandemic hit.

We're still looking for a venue for our next major exhibition, but continue to work on new displays and other exciting projects until then.

One day we hope to open a permanent visitor attraction in the area dedicated to bringing family-friendly film and television to life for everyone.

Explore some of the many interactive exhibits we have below.

Puppet Studio

Be a Puppetteer

Can you make a string puppet walk, wave or dance? It's not as easy as it looks.

Clay Characters

Animate

Create and animate your own character in our easy to use Animation Studio.

View Animations

Make It Studio

Present

Try presenting a live TV show in our fun-themed Make It art studio.

Forced Perspective Table

Giant's Table

Sit down at our giant's table and see how characters are made to look like giants in films like Harry Potter.

Green Screen Winter

Green Screen

Will you walk with dinosaurs, swim with turtles, explore space or take a Flight over Eastbourne in our green screen studio.

Sound Effects Studio

Sound Effects

Explore a huge library of sound effects and create your own in our fun Foley Studio.

Videos

Isabel and Jack explain the Coronavirus

During lockdown we continued to make fun and educational videos here at Animazing HQ.

Life in Medieval times

Making homework fun during lockdown.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel AnimazingTVUK for more fun videos.

About Us

Hailsham Animazing Exhibition 2016

Once upon a time...

Animazing founder Paul Young started collecting children's TV memorabilia in 2008 and held the first Animazing exhibition at Gallery North in Hailsham in 2016.

Isabel making the Clangers planet

Team Animazing

We have 3 volunteer board members, Paul Young, Lucy Dean and Jim Byford.

In 2020 we employed our first paid staff, Exhibition Assistants Jenny and Mary.

Paul manages Animazing on a day-to-basis, and the family are always keen to get involved.

Partners

Piggy Bank

Funding

Admission to our exhibitions is usually free and our workshops are priced to be as inclusive as possible. We're a not-for-profit social enterprise and donations are always a big help.

Previous Partners and Supporters

We are hugely grateful to all our previous partners and sponsors who have supported us since we started in 2015.

Devonshire West Big Local
Eastbourne Borough Council
Hailsham Town Council
Dippy Doodahs
Callenders Restaurant
Crane & Co
Knockhatch Adventure Park
Neptune Hailsham
Smythe & Barrie
FrameWorks
Gallery North
Pavilion Cinema Hailsham
Brewers
Devonshire Collective
Euro Self Drive
JWD Removals
Train Times Model Shop
Polegate Equestrian Centre
Denis Bonnici Electricians
Personal Jewellery Service