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Founded in 2004 by Nicholas Rawling, Imogen Charleston and Christopher Reed, The Paper Cinema perform a unique blend of live animation and music, which continues to tour around Britain and Internationally.

  The company uses the language of animation, music, film and theatre to lead the viewer through a variety of stories. Intricate pen and ink illustrations are manipulated in front of a video camera and projected in real-time onto the big screen alongside the live music, which is integral to the work.


‘The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey’ is the company’s most recent work. Since its premiere in the spring of 2012, ‘Odyssey’ has gone on to tour Internationally after being selected as part of the British Council Showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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The Paper Cinema have performed at:

Battersea Arts Centre, London.   Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.   Forest Cafe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.   The ICA, London.   The Barbican, London.   V&A, London.   Whitechapel Gallery, London.   Traverse Theatre,  .   Escrita Na Paisagem, CCB-Lisbon and locations in Alentejo region.   Shakespeare and Co, Paris.   Tate Britian, London.   Shunt, London.  Toynbee Studios, London.   93 Feet East, London.   Cargo, London.   Fabric Vortex.   Stoke Newington International Airport, London.   King’s Place for Arctic Circle.   The Book Club, Yarn Festival.   Jewish Museum.   Rich Mix, London.   Quantoxhead Village Hall.   Inside-Out Festival, Dorset with Kimmo Pohjonen.   Tokyo, Live Art Speed Date.  Hornblotton Village Hall, Somerset.  The Cube, Bristol.   Exeter Phoenix, Animated Exeter.   The George, London.  The White Hart, Wimborne.   Southampton University.  The Children’s Festival, Brighton.  Unicomics, Hatfield.   Sexey’s School, Bruton.   Charlie Winston’s Zeinth tour – Dijon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Caen.   Screen Diva, Chester.   Ejectorseat Festival, Southampton.   Midlands Arts Centre. Ishihara Arts Collective, London.   Arts University College Bournemouth. Tobacco Factory,   Old Vic, Bristol.   The Criterion Theatre, London.   National Gallery,London.   Yorkshire Sculpture Park.   Ink-Dot Print Show, Bristol.    Little Angel Theatre.  Cinema Nova, Brussels.   Rotterdam Film Festival.  Theatre of the Young Spectator Baku, Azerbaijan.   Prima Arts Centre, Gloucestershire.   Bornholm Puppet Festival and Dukketeter Festival, Copenhagen.   End of the Road Festival.  Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival,  Bournemouth.   Greenman Festival.   Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Metal Festival, Southend-on-sea.  Lush Festival, Dorset (with The Imagined Village).