Muybridge Week Festival

Join Kingston Museum for its third Muybridge Week festival!

Muybridge Horse

Muybridge Week celebrates the life and works of Kingston-born photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904). Muybridge is world-renowned for his pioneering moving image projection which contributed to the development of film and animation. All events are free to attend, but some events may require advance booking. Please book via our Eventbrite page.


Saturday 25 May (2.00 - 3.30pm)
Make your own Animated Zoetrope! Animation Workshop by Tim Wheatley.
Learn how to make a Zoetrope, taking inspiration from Muybridge’s work. Tim Wheatley is an anima-tor and illustrator who has worked on TV shows like Peppa Pig and Footy Pups. Tim will teach the basics of animation and show you how to use just paper, pens and a smartphone to create a looping animation. Suitable for 8’s and over. Children need an adult to accompany them. Booking necessary.

Saturday 25 May (2.00 – 3.30pm)
Up Close, Handling Session with Museum Curator Seoyoung Kim and Stereo-Photographer David Ford. A rare opportunity to closely examine original Muybridge artefacts and learn about the 19th century stereoscopic photography.
Suitable for all. No need to book.

Saturday 25 May (11.00am – 3.30pm)
Kino Van in Town, Come and watch Kingston and Muybridge related short films in the Market Place. Street screening by London Film Archive.
Suitable for all. No need to book.

Tuesday 28 May (2.00 – 3.30pm)
Shadow Play, Shadow Puppet Making Workshop. Make your own shadow puppets and put on a show!
Suitable for 5's and over. Children need an adult to accompany them. Booking necessary.

Thursday 30 May (2.00 – 4.00pm)
Move It Fast, Thumbs Up It's Thursday at Kingston Museum. Come and make your own pictures move on a cardboard disc.
Suitable for 3+. No need to book.

Thursday 30 May (6.00 – 6.30pm)
Share It, Our Young People’s Board have been working with TOGADA to produce short films focusing on items from the Museum’s collection and highlighting why they are relevant today.
Suitable for 15's and over. Booking necessary.

Thursday 30 May (6.30 – 8.30pm)
Muybridge and Victorian Animation, Lecture by Muybridge expert and technical historian Stephen Herbert. The lecture will be illustrated with the demonstration of a replica Zoopraxiscope as well as other 19th century optical toys.
Suitable for 15's and over. Booking necessary.

Saturday 1 June (11.00am – 4.30pm)
Muybridge Film Day, Enjoy a day of Muybridge inspired films, from a 2-min animation to a feature film. Popcorn’s on us! No need to book.
- Session 1. (11:00 - 11:30am) Suitable for all
'Eadweard Muybridge', 'The Nutcracker Zoetrope' by T. Wheatley, 'Muybridge Gallery' by M. Schneider, Compilation of animations created by Kingston College students
- Session 2. (12:00 - 1:00pm) Suitable for 12+
'Eadweard Muybridge' by M. Patel, 'Undance' by M. Wallinger and Co.
- Session 3. (1:30 - 2:00pm) Suitable for 12+
'Opus 63' by R. Benedetti, 'Clay' by D. Webber, 'All Things Fall' by M. Collishaw, 'The Horse in Motion' by D. Lynch, 'The Emperor of Time' by D. Christie
- Session 4. (2:30 - 4:30pm) Suitable for 15+
Feature film 'Eadweard' (2015) directed by Kyle Rideout

Saturday 1 June (11.00am – 1.00pm, 2.00 – 4.00pm)
Meet Muybridge! Come and meet our own Muybridge (played by Keith Hathaway) who will demonstrate a replica Zoopraxiscope. You will see what one of the world’s first moving image projections looks like. Suitable for all. No need to book.

25 May – 1 June
Screening of Muybridge inspired short animations, Presented by students of Kingston College Animation course (Level 3 Digital Design). Suitable for all. No need to book.