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Melody Makers; programme of children's short films (age 4+), plus CRAFT!

  • Stirchley Open Cinema Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley BIRMINGHAM United Kingdom (map)

Join us at Stirchley Baths during May half term holidays for some short films (suitable for children aged 4+), with optional crafting .

Over the last decade Flatpack has handpicked the very best in children’s cinema, carefully curating numerous hugely popular shorts programmes for families through our Colour Box programming strand. Now for the first time, two of the shorts programmes from the most recent festival are available at a subsidised fee for exhibitors (cinemas, film societies, popups, youth groups and festivals) in the Midlands to book.

With a tuneful thread running throughout, Melody Makers is full of rhythms, rhymes, and sing-along- songs. Featuring musical journeys with father and son in the folky Cookie-Tin Banjo, and Ichi, the world’s greatest one-man-band, teaches us the names of all the animals in Japanese in his new music video, Hippo +47. Other creatures to look out for include the friendly black and white monster in Antje Heyn’s Pawo, and the slightly confused dinosaur in the vibrantly colourful Wayne the Stegosaurus.

Your community cinema experience is what you make it! You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks - even your lunch! Hot drinks on sale for 50p.


Ticket prices:

Cash purchase in advance from Stirchley Baths: £3.

*Stirchley Baths reception during opening times (Monday-Friday from 9.30am until 8 or 9pm (please check). To make things really easy for the reception team, please bring the exact £3 in coins per ticket.


Doors open 1.15pm, so come and grab your seat and have a chat before the film starts. No pre-reserved seating. Starting at 1.30pm. Films. Break. Films. Craft. Finished by 3.30pm.

Stirchley Open Cinema is being developed by a small group of people living in Stirchley and surrounding areas who believe that film is a great way to bring people together and build community. A Birmingham City Council Local Innovation Fund grant is helping us to get started.