Thursday 3 February | 8.00pm
Students’ Union, University of Teesside
Animex has joined forces with the University of Teesside's award winning Students' Union for a great party with some of the best entertainment you're likely to see at any festival shindig.
The Students' Union at Teesside was voted the best UK Students’ Union at the Bar Entertainment and Dance Association Awards 2004. It offers a wide selection of beers and spirits and even tea and coffee!
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Frank Sidebottom, showbiz's most fantastic star! Frank, who made his name on radio and TV in the mid-eighties helping to launch the careers of some of British broadcasting's biggest stars. Frank has also been responsible for some memorable pop songs with his repertoire including such classics as Born in Timperley, Mull of Timperley and Anarchy in Timperley. Needless to say, Frank comes from Timperley, a small leafy suburb village, just outside Manchester. At this special performance, Frank will be joined by his namesake in miniature, Little Frank, to help us enjoy a spectacular evening of comedy.
The evening will also give party goers a chance to experience a computer game like no other. Kick Ass Kung Fu is brought to Animex by Finish company Animaatiokone Industries. Mikko, Ari and Perttu came to Animex for the first time in 2004 when they brought their Animaatiokone, or Animation Machine. On a recent visit to their labs in Helsinki, the Animex team got the chance to see Kick Ass Kung Fu.
The game allows the user to interact with characters on two large screens in virtual combat. The concept is simple, but the execution has to be experienced to be believed. (More info on Kick Ass Kung Fu can be found at www.kickasskungfu.net).
So, if you want to simply relax, have a laugh or Kick Ass, the Animex Party will be the place to be. Entry is free to all Festival Pass Holders and University of Teesside Students' Union members.