The art of the animator

Barry Purves, animation man behind Postman Pat, Rupert the Bear, King Kong at Square Chapel, Halifax.
Barry Purves, animation man behind Postman Pat, Rupert the Bear, King Kong at Square Chapel, Halifax.

AN audience of around 170 were wowed at an entertaining evening with animation guru Barry Purves.

He talked about the relationship an animator builds with his puppets and screened excerpts from several films he has worked on.

He brought a puppet from his latest film Tchaikovsky, which will premiere shortly at the London International Animation Festival.

The evening finished with an exclusive preview of the film at Square Chapel where he was guest of Creative Calderdale, which supports creative and digital professionals.

There are more than 400 members across the district and further information is available at www.creative calderdale.co.uk