We did it! We found a festival event that we all enjoyed equally!
It’s hard finding a festival show that will please a 33 year old man, a 32 year old woman and a nine year old girl, but we managed to find two. A Morning with Morph was an interview with director and model maker Peter Lord, creator of Morph. During the morning we saw lots of clips that were new for Erin, but which took Alex and I back to our childhoods. Throughout Peter was making a Morph model as he talked, it was fascinating to watch. He made it look very easy and we were about to find out just how difficult it was…
We stayed at the Pleasance Courtyard for a bit of lunch, it was just ok, but still better value than the Foodies Festival which I was going to blog abut but was too disappointed by to bother. The kidzone was a welcome addition though, there were crafts on offer and a little corner shop selling sweets – great if you want to enjoy the festival atmosphere with kids.
Our afternoon show was a Morph Model Making Workshop with model makers from Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit). Erin was so excited and sat right down the front. Alex and I sat at the back but as soon as they handed out the plasticine we were transported right back to our eighties childhoods and got really carried away trying to create the best Morph.
Alex accused me of ‘morphing’ (did you know that term was only coined after ‘Morph’ was created) into Monica from friends and becoming overly competitive, but we had a good laugh uploading our efforts to Facebook for some official and impartial judging.
A great interactive day that we all really enjoyed, perfect for kids of Erin’s age and big kids from the eighties or before!
If you’re a fan of Morph, check out the Morph YouTube channel.