Cracking Conversation: Wallace and Gromit

Cracking Conversations

30 Years of Wallace & Gromit

Festival of Ideas/
Wed 23 October 2019
19:30-21:30
St George's Bristol
Price: £15/ £12

Cracking Conversations

30 Years of Wallace & Gromit

Cracking Conversation: Wallace and Gromit
Wed 23 October 2019,
19:30-21:30
St George's Bristol
Price: £15/ £12

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since the characters Wallace and Gromit were first shown on our screens. After that appearance in A Grand Day Out in 1989, our intrepid duo have starred in The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995) and A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008), as well as their first feature film — Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). Wallace & Gromit are internationally celebrated, winning over 100 awards at festivals – including 3 Academy® Awards and 5 BAFTA® Awards.

In this special 30th anniversary event, Wallace & Gromit creator, Nick Park will be interviewed by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams. What inspired Nick Park to create these characters? What does he see as the milestones that have made them the national treasures they are today? Where do they go next? There’ll be clips from the films, behind-the-scenes footage and special guests. Join us for the anniversary party of 2019 with this unique celebration of Wallace & Gromit and the wonderful film-makers of Bristol.

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The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. St George’s Bristol regrets that due to St George’s listed-building status there is limited access to some parts of the building. However, St George’s welcomes customers with additional needs and there is a dedicated accessible entrance from Charlotte Street via a lift. Please mention your particular needs to the Box Office staff when you book and they will give you all the assistance and advice you need. Limited parking space is available for disabled ‘Blue Badge’ holders in the adjacent car park but must be reserved in advance – call the Box Office to check availability. Guide dogs are admitted to all parts of the venue. Accessible toilet facilities are located within the Bar, accessible by lift.

St George’s has recently installed a new Assisted Listening System called Sennheiser MobileConnect. Using WiFi, visitors to St George’s can now get superior quality live audio from concerts, talks, and exhibitions fed directly to their smart phone, or similar device – either through headphones or via a necklace for hearing aid users. The sound levels can be adjusted on your device to suit your needs and the House Team will be happy to assist you with this. The Sennheiser MobileConnect system has been installed to combat the poor coverage to the more traditional hearing loop within the main hall. Headphones/necklaces can be booked via the Box Office in advance or borrowed on the day, for a refundable deposit of £5. Visitors can download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app using the links below to use on their own device and can also use their own headphones. Please speak to the Box Office Team for more information at the time of booking.

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