Children animated about jazz
Last updated at 19:56, Thursday, 09 February 2012
Children from three West Cumbrian schools created animation that featured in a performance from a Scottish jazz band last night.
Pupils from Cockermouth’s All Saints School, Fairfield Junior School and Dean School made the animation strips at the Kirkgate Centre to be used as a background to a performance by the Stu Brown Sextet.
The pupils worked with animation master Allan McKeown to create the strips.
The performance, Twisted Toons, saw the band play the music of Raymond Scott, whose music was used in many of the Looney Tunes cartoons, while the animation was played on a screen behind.
Gilli Goodfellow, community engagement officer at the Kirkgate Centre said: “I had seen the band perform before with animation and thought it was such a brilliant idea.
“I also thought it would be a great way of getting children and families involved and listening to jazz.”
The project involved 90 primary schoolchildren, and the band held a music workshop with 30 pupils at Cockermouth School.
Mrs Goodfellow added: “It is a fantastic way of getting the children being creative without having to draw a picture.”
The performance last night was a complete sell out.
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 09 February 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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