A Christmas Carol (1951) – Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza

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Just as the USA packaged up modern Christmas for us (see our matinee screening of “Miracle on 34th Street”, or “It’s a Wonderful Life” inevitably on TV over this December period), Charles Dickens created what we understand as Christmas in the 19th century with “A Christmas Carol”. Alistair Sim’s tour-de…

The Red Turtle (Studio Ghibli film) with Craft at The Workshop at Bootmakers

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The Red Turtle is a silent animated film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli and according to the Guardian film reviewer Mark Kermode it’s a masterpiece. It follows the fortunes of a shipwrecked man on an island, and is “eloquent, profound and moving”. Studio Ghibli has been responsible for some of the…