Animated comment at village library

Eve Irving shows her zoetrope, a 19th century toy that turns drawings into moving pictures, to Transported Arts  engagement worker Rosie Lesurf-Olner.
Eve Irving shows her zoetrope, a 19th century toy that turns drawings into moving pictures, to Transported Arts engagement worker Rosie Lesurf-Olner.

Youngsters on their half-term break in Donington and Long Sutton helped launch the second phase of a £2.6 million arts project for South Holland.

Animation for Beginners, a workshop run by Lincoln-based film-makers Electric Egg, attracted a number of creatively-minded youngsters to libraries in Long Sutton and Donington on Friday.

Youngsters and guests from Electric Egg Animation at Donington Library for Transported Arts' Animation for Beginners workshop.

Youngsters and guests from Electric Egg Animation at Donington Library for Transported Arts' Animation for Beginners workshop.

Examples of how animation works and a chance to create short films using tools such as zoetropes and flick books were elements of the workshops which marked the second phase of Transported, a two-and-a-half year project launched last May to encourage more people to take up arts and crafts.

Rosie Lesurf-Olner, one of Transported’s arts engagement workers, said: “We are really happy with the response we’ve had so far to our new series of workshops in libraries.

“Everyone who attended on Friday not only enjoyed themselves but learned some new skills as well.

“Long Sutton and Donington Libraries were both lovely spaces to work in, the staff were really accomodating and it was nice to see regular users, as well as new people, coming in specifically for the workshops.”

The next Transported event is Masks from Around the World, a workshop with professional theatre mask-maker Stephen Jon, at Spalding Library, Victoria Street, at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

For more details, call Transported on 01406 701006 or visit www.transportedart.com