Family shows and school workshops

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Photos courtesy of Ryan Sharpe. Taken at BFI Southbank, LOCO Film Festival,  25th January 2015

The Lucky Dog Picturehouse regularly runs workshops and performances especially for children around the UK. These family-friendly shows are an ideal introduction to silent comedy and involve a lot of audience participation such as creating sound effects, learning magic tricks and discovering the art of slapstick!

Please get in touch if you are interested in booking this show for your school or youth group, or visit our events page for a full list of our current shows.

*This course is available as 90 minute show or a one day workshop.

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Adult courses

Music Accompaniment for Silent Film

Get our workshop for your college or university to create and play a music score for a silent movie.

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Learn the secrets of traditional silent-film accompaniment in this hands-on workshop, which includes an overview of the history of period film music and an exploration of key historical influences and techniques. Find out how to replicate the sound effects used in early cinema and sync up your own live performance to film – you’ll soon discover that ‘silent’ film was anything but!

Led by Emily O’Hara from The Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

Suitable for all instrumentalists grade 5+

*This course is available as one day or four day workshop.

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