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Here We Are: Screening and Q&A with Oliver Jeffers & Philip Hunt

Oliver Jeffers

Visual Artist & Author

Philip Hunt

Partner, Director & Creative Director at Studio AKA

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We’ve got a little bonus event to finish off BDF 2023 – and what a bonus it is. On Saturday 10th June, Oliver Jeffers will be back on stage to present the 2020 film Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth based on the book of the same name alongside Director Philip Hunt.

Oliver and Philip first worked together on BAFTA-winning Lost & Found, an adaptation of one of Oliver’s first picture books 15 years ago. After the screening of Here We Are, held at the majestic Giant Screen, we’ll be delving deeper into the relationship between Oliver and Studio AKA and the process of bringing his wonderful picture books to life.

This event will be free to attend, and we encourage families to join us for the screening, which will be roughly 35 minutes. Once the film has finished, there will be a short break, after which we will be sitting down for a Q&A with Oliver and Philip, hosted by Jenny Moore from local independent children’s bookshop how brave is the wren.

The Q&A will be aimed at folks looking to learn more about the development process of the film, so may be uninteresting for young children. Fear not though, in the foyer we’ll have Lets Make Art hosting a family friendly workshop from 11am.

10:00am: Doors Open
10:30am: Short intro followed by the screening of Here We Are
11:10am: Break
11:20am: Q&A with Oliver Jeffers & Philip Hunt
12:00pm: Finish

In the Foyer:
From 11:00am: Join Lets Make Art for a family friendly, drop-in workshop celebrating Here We Are.


About the film

On the eve of Earth Day, a precocious seven-year-old learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents – and a mysterious exhibit at the aptly named Museum of Everything.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is based on the best-selling picture book by Oliver Jeffers.


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