Paddington film screening at North Walsham theatre

A scene from the popular Paddington film. Picture: SUBMITTED

A scene from the popular Paddington film. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Families are being encouraged to indulge a marmalade sandwich and cuddle up with the nation's favourite cuddly bear.

Paddington, the live action film which won the hearts of many audiences last Christmas, is being screened at the Atrium Theatre, North Walsham, on Saturday April 25 at 11am.

And to coincide with the screening, a marmalade tart workshop is also being held for young families, at 9.15am before the film.

Young children and their parents/carers are invited to have a go at making home made tarts which can be taken away at the end of the morning.

Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from English children's literature.

The film is a live-action adaption of the much loved Michael Bond book, and is produced by the same team behind Harry Potter.

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It features the acting talents of Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins and Matt Lucas.

It follows the story of Paddington bear who, when his home is suddenly wiped out by a devastating earthquake, is shipped off to London by his aunt, while she moves into a retirement home for old bears, and stows him away on a cargo ship.

When Paddington finally arrives at a London train station, lost and alone, with only a briefcase and a label round his neck which reads 'Please look after this bear. Thank you', he begins to wonder if England is such a great place after all.

He is taken in briefly by the kindly Brown family, who name him Paddington.

Tickets for the workshop are £6 (for a pair made up of adult and child) and pre-booking is essential.

Everyone is welcome to the screening. Tickets are priced at £4 for children and accompanying adults can come free. All other tickets are also £4.

Audiences are also invited to bring along their teddy bear and blanket to enjoy the film with them.

For tickets and information about events at The Atrium, visit No. 1 Market Place (open Wednesday to Saturday), or the website www.artsnorthnorfolk.org or call 01692 218060.

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