Seven Stories and Tyneside Cinema bring children’s books to the big screen with season of family films

Tyneside Cinema and Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books, have teamed up to present a year-long season of films and events inspired by children’s Stories. Discounted family cinema tickets are available for films across the programme, which coincides with Seven Stories’ Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen exhibition.

The two venues pair up from Wednesday 28 May with screenings of Maleficent, Disney’s live-action reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the perspective of the evil fairy, played by Angelina Jolie.

Families can get tickets for this film for £4 when they sign-up for a free Moving Stories Family Card at Tyneside Cinema or Seven Stories, as well as receive 1 free child day ticket with a full paying adult at Seven Stories. Seven Stories will be hosting a series of Pop-Up Film Schools led by Tyneside Cinema experts for older children at Seven Stories and daily film screenings at Tyneside Cinema will be shown during the school summer holidays to tie into Moving Stories.

Moving Stories – Children’s Books from Page to Screen, a new exhibition at Seven Stories showcasing innovative and influential film and television adaptations inspired by children's books. The exhibition is co-curated with the National Media Museum in Bradford and runs until 1 April 2015.

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Kathryn Row, Seven Stories Marketing Manager

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Anna Cornelius, Tyneside Cinema’s Press & Publicity Officer:
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1. Tyneside Cinema is one of the UK’s leading independent specialised film and media venues. Alongside its programmes of new world cinema and digital media arts the cinema is also famous as a screen heritage attraction, housed in its spectacular Grade II listed building in the heart of Newcastle. Tyneside Cinema is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and also receives revenue funding from Newcastle City Council, BFI and Creative England.

2. Moving Stories – Children’s Books from Page to Screen is open now at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books and is open until 1 April 2015. The exhibition explores the creative minds behind adaptations of some of the best loved children’s books and stories into well-known film and television programmes including The Borrowers, Alice in Wonderland and The Gruffalo.

The exhibition is co-curated by Seven Stories and The National Media Museum in Bradford, and includes a year-long season of films inspired by and adapted from children’s books and stories showing at Tyneside Cinema, starting with Maleficent on 30 May 2014.

3. Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books is the only place in Britain dedicated to the art of children’s books and the joy of reading, and one of just a few such places in the world. Seven Stories was awarded National status by Arts Council England in 2012, and a National Lottery Award in September 2013 after being voted the UK’s favourite education project.

4. The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983 and explores the science, technology and art of the still and moving image and its impact on our lives.