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Canterbury Anifest 2016.


Canterbury Anifest 2016.

Canterbury Anifest returns to Canterbury Christ Church University again for another weekend of screenings, talks and workshops.

Canterbury Anifest
30 September-2 October 2016

Augustine House, Canterbury, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA

The highlight of the weekend is undoubtedly Peter Firmin, cocreator with Oliver Postgate of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and many more Smallfilms animations. Firmin with be talking with Postgateā€™s son, Dan Postgate, producer and writer of the new episodes of The Clangers on 1 October 2016.

Other speakers across the weekend will include voice actress Teresa Gallagher of Cars 2 and The Amazing World of Gumball, sound engineer Dave Peacock, Lead CG Modeller Ty Johnson of LAIKA, animator Steve Segal and writer and director John Walsh of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation.

The weekend will also include a symposium on comics and animation and the annual Anifest Awards Evening on Friday 30 September 2016.

Anifest has been organised by Chris Pallant, Jo Samuel, and Craig Smith from the School of Media, Art and Design. For further details and tickets see For the symposium, go to

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