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Dad La Soul – 80s Movie & Robot-Making

Imagine a Blue Peter/Tony Hart/Art Attack session with an 80’s movie Short-Circuit viewing and a dad-friendly soundtrack at an art gallery, and you’ll be about right.

What is going on:

Dad La Soul, the new Saturday morning club for dads, stepdads, granddads and male carers who want to hang out with their kids, play/learn/teach new skills and make some new cool friends, lands at Colonnade House as part of our annual film festival Films on the Gallery Wall.

Johnny 5 is alive!

For those not familiar with the original, lovable robot hero, the story of Short Circuit in a nutshell is:

‘An intelligent, lovable robot known as “Number 5” escapes from a secret research facility and learns to interact with the world at large in this successful comedy. The project’s chief technician attempts to track down the slapstick-prone robot before it is destroyed by the military.’

Forget your Wall-E’s and your Big Hero 6’s, we’re dealing with the original.

What we’ll do:

We will be heading up to Colonnade House to watch a private screening of the 80’s classic Short Circuit fuelled by snacks and dreams. We’ll be running a crafting session to build our own robot heroes from plastic tubes, washing-up bottles, loo-rolls, tin foil and anything else we can lay our hands on.

What you’ll need to bring:

The film will be a seated affair, but small bottoms might be more comfortable on the floor so feel free to bring a cushion/pillow with you. There will be some gentle activities available for those who need entertaining during the film. Please bring along as much cardboard, loo-rolls, laser cannons, washing up bottles, plastic tubes, military-grade robotics etc as you can manage – the more we have the more we can use. We will also be supplying some drinks and snacks but feel free to bring your own.

What to wear:

We believe dads are superheroes so feel free to turn up in fancy dress! Perhaps come dressed as your favourite robot?
“I’ll be back”
“Come quietly or there will be… trouble.”
“I’m terribly sorry about all this. After all, he’s only a Wookiee.”
There are so many. We expect good things.

Written By: Dan Flanagan

Founder | Father | Part-Time Revolutionary. I'm an old-school B-Boy, a social entrepreneur and a drinker of far too many cups of tea.

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