Christmas at Quad starts with a colourful cast
QUAD has recruited a team of colourful characters to host a series of Christmas-themed family-friendly events and films throughout December.
The Pixel Pixies and Nanny Blackenwyte are set to entertain children aged four and over every Saturday.
The Pixel Pixies' diary includes making Christmas tree decorations, creating a digital family photo, and a seasonal breakfast with games and a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Katrina Farrell, Quad's head of visitor services, says "We were thinking about ways to engage our younger audiences with the seasonal festivities at Quad and thought the idea of mischievous beings, who could be imagined living within the projectors at Quad, would be appealing and above all fun."
The first Pixel Pixies' session, on Saturday, December 1, at 3pm, is a chance to meet Nanny Blackenwyte before the Cine Kids' screening of Frankenweenie (PG). She will also introduce the Pixel Pixies, her mischievous friends. The event is free to all those with a ticket for the screening of the film at 3.30pm.
Children also can join the Pixel Pixies and Nanny Blackenwyte in making decorations for the Christmas trees at Quad on Saturday, December 8, between 2pm and 5pm. The cost is £4 per child.
On Saturday, December 15, in the Digital Grotto, families can be photographed and "green-screened" into one of a number of Christmas settings between 10am and 1pm. The cost, including a photo to take home, is £5 per family.
The final session is on Saturday, December 22, starting at 9.20am, with a seasonal breakfast, games and storytelling, hosted by the Pixel Pixies and Nanny Blackenwyte. The cost is £10 per child which includes breakfast, a gift and cinema ticket for The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Although most of the sessions are drop-in, places for Pixel Pixies' breakfast session are limited and need to be booked on 01332 290606. or at www.derbyquad.co.uk/cat.
A number of seasonal cinema screening have also been lined for all ages.
Back for its annual Christmas outing is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life to be screened on Christmas Eve. The film opens with guardian angel Clarence being assigned to convince the desperate George Bailey (James Stewart) not to take his own life.
It's up to Clarence to help him to realise how many lives his good deeds have touched. The ultimate feel-good classic is also due to be screened on December 16, 19, 21,22, and 23.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is being screened on Friday, December 21, at 8.45pm.
For younger cinema-goers, Arthur Christmas and The Muppet Christmas Carol are part of Quad's Cine Kids December line-up. Arthur Christmas (U) screens on December 15 and 16.
The Muppet Christmas Carol, screens from December 22-24.
For more details, visit Quad's website at www.derbyquad.co.uk.