Halas & Batchelor is 75 this year. Please visit the new blog by Jez Stewart of the BFI, join the discussion and add your own memories of the studio.

Just out! Penguin Books have published a wonderful facsimile edition of George Orwells' fable to mark its 70th anniversary. Joy Batchelor and John Halas illustrated this edition to promote the film in 1954

Now released on DVD and Blu-ray is the newly restored collection of 18 of Halas & Batchelors' best ever short films

Continuing in 2015

A celebration of Joy Batchelor 

Available at Southbank Publishing on on Amazon 'A Moving Image' Joy Batchelor 1914 -1991 by Vivien Halas with contributions by Brian Sibley, Jez Stewart of the BFI, Clare Kitson, Jim Walker and Paul Wells. 

17 October

The Big Draw with Owl and the Pussycat at 
The Crypt in Seaford

Join us for a great day of animation workshops and drawing for adults and children at the Crypt in Seaford. Starting from 11am

Results of the children's workshop will be online soon though
Film Spot

24 October

Animal Farm in Isfield

FilmSpot will present an evening of Animal Farm in the Village Hall at 19.30 hrs with an illustrated talk by Vivien Halas. Come early for a free glass of wine!

12 November

An Ode to Joy in Lewes

Vivien will talk about one of the unsung heroines of British animation, Joy Batchelor and present some of her amazing films at Link Up in The Chapter House Southover High Street at 14.15hrs

Ode to Joy 
Train Trouble
Dolly Put the Kettle On
Automania 2000



18 of the best short films

Animal Farm 1954

Just out with Penguin Books

Ode to Joy