Get into the spirit of Japanese film with origami session

Chihiro encounters the witch Yubaba in Japanese animated film, Spirited Away (cert U). Studio Ghibli, 2001.
Chihiro encounters the witch Yubaba in Japanese animated film, Spirited Away (cert U). Studio Ghibli, 2001.
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Origami session, 
Showroom Cinema

Professional origami artist and author Nick Robinson is demonstrating how to make magic, ghosts, witches and monsters using the Japanese art of paper folding.

Nick is appearing at the independent cinema on Paternoster Row today at 2.30pm, following a showing of Japanese animated film Spirited Away.

The full-length animation was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and made in 2001 by the celebrated Studio Ghibli.

They specialise in beautiful-looking fantasy films that often use Japanese folklore to weave fascinating and funny stories.

In Spirited Away, a sullen 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, accidentally wanders into the spirit world while moving to a new neighbourhood with her family.

After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.

The film is being shown at the Showroom as part of a Young Cinema season.

Spirited Away is showing today and tomorrow at noon.

The next Young Cinema film showing is The Nut Job (certificate U).

The action-packed cartoon comedy follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel.

Surly must plan a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop to help his pals in the park gather enough food to survive the winter.

The Nut Job is showing from this Friday to Thursday, September 4.

Box office: at the venue, call 0114 275 7727 or go online at http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/