UPDATE ‘Bringing Legacy to Life’ Stop Motion Conference – April 29-30th 2021

March Update

While we are busy building the main schedules for our paper panels over the two days, we are delighted to be able to provide some updates.  We can confirm the dates as Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April. 

We also have two amazing keynote events to announce!

Our opening event will be ‘Re-Animating the Archive: A conversation with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation’, featuring Connor Heaney, collections manager at the Foundation in conversation with Dr Steve Henderson, scholar, festival director and specialist in animation archives. They will be talking about restoration and preservation of key pieces of the Harryhausen archive which is currently on display in the Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema Exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.

As if this wasn’t enough, we can announce that our closing speaker will be stop motion great, Barry Purves reflecting on Harryhausen’s work in ‘Harryhausen: An Animators Perspective’. Internationally acclaimed, OSCAR and BAFTA nominated Animator and Director, Purves has worked across sectors, genres and platforms and we are delighted to welcome him to round off our conference with a reflective discussion around Ray’s work and his own. 

All events will take place on Zoom with registration information to follow.


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