2014 marks the centenary of Joy Batchelor. We are celebrating with screenings and the edition of a beautiful illustrated book.
'A Moving Image' Joy Batchelor 1914-1991 Artist, Writer and Animator

Animal Farm is 60! 

16 April 2013 to 5th April 2014

Royal Academy of Music, London
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
An exhibition spotlighting the genius of jazz trumpeter 83 year old Kenny Wheeler who amongst his many achievements played in John Dankworth's Big Band: the band that recorded the soundtrack to Hamilton the Musical Elephant and Hamilton in the Music Festival in 1961  

13 April 2014

A celebration of Joy Batchelor
at the Birds' Eye View film festival
Barbican, London 
Event and films curated by Vivien Halas and followed by a screen talk chaired by film critic and author, Brian Sibley; BFI curator, Jez Stewart, animation author Clare Kitson and Vivien Halas director of Halas & Batchelor and the daughter of Joy Batchelor.

An Ode to Joy 2014

Dustbin Parade 1941
Charley in New Town 1948
Modern Guide to Health 1946
6 Little Jungle Boys 1945
Dolly Put the Kettle On 1947
The Figurehead 1953
Piping Hot 1959
Ruddigore 1964
The Five 1970
Automania 2000 1963

There will also be a special book launch of the numbered limited edition of 
'A Moving Image' a book on Joy Batchelor and her work by Vivien Halas with contributions by
Brian Sibley
Jez Stewart
Clare Kitson
Jim Walker and Paul Wells

6 May 2014

An Ode to Joy at The London Animation Club
Martin Pickles and Vivien Halas will show more of Joy Batchelor's films and a pithy appraisal of her life and art in just less than 4 minutes! 



Animal Farm on BBC2

Hamilton in the Music Festival
Royal Academy of Music

Charley 1947

'A Moving Image' a celebration of Joy Batchelor's work and achievements