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The Enchanted Cinema: Interactive workshop with live musicians & film


Join us for an enchanted evening where you’ll be part of an immersive arts experience like no other – where the boundaries between film and live music blur. Come and listen to classically trained musicians improvise to the background of Studio Ghibli’s stunning film animation ‘The Red Turtle’.

And that’s not all…  you’ll be a part of the magic as you help create live sound effects for the first 30 minutes of the film, adding your unique touch to the narrative unfolding on the screen. 

You’ll become the sound of an island forest, scuttling beach creatures and seabirds using your voice or instruments in a short workshop before the screening, and then sit back and enjoy musicians including Kieron Chissik and Gareth Wilkins play to this stunning animation.

 “This wordless animated fable follows the fortunes of a shipwrecked man on an island – and it’s a masterpiece.” – The Guardian (*****)

Magnificent, detailed animation captures the delicate balance and wonder of life, death, and the power of the landscape  – The Guardian

Feel free to come along early as there will be live music before the screening, a food stall, and no need to bring your own drinks – there will be a bar throughout the evening.

Evening programme:

7:30 – 8:00pm: Live music

8:10pm: Live music workshop with live cinema performers Kieron, Gareth and Jack

8:45pm: Film and live music performance of Red Turtle starts (running time 80 minutes)

10:10pm: Film ends 

Ticket price: £10 for general tickets, £7 for concessions.

This event is suitable for participants that are 8 years old and above.

Find out more about the film and workshop here. This event is part of our wider  programme for Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival 2023 – we have lots more on offer across the two weeks, from open studios to workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and performance.

enchanted cinema


3rd June 2023


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Sandy Hill Arts
Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JF
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