A five day schedule of talks, workshops, panel discussions and screenings with some of the UK and China’s leading animators from industry and academia has been released for CAKE Festival.

CAKE (Creative Animation Knowledge Exchange) Festival takes place at Edge Hill University from Monday, 14th to Friday, 18th July 2014. It will nurture long-term relationships between UK and Chinese animation industries and education sectors, with students and industry professionals attending the week-long festival.

Violet City, a steampunk animation created over the last four years at Liverpool’s LJMU Screen School and set in the city will be screened for the first time ever at CAKE, on the evening of Tuesday, 15th July.

The full timetable can be viewed here

The CAKE event has been developed as a part of an ongoing British Council initiative linked to CICAF, the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival. A CICAF Forum will take place as part of the festival, where Chinese and British students will exchange and discuss animation works. CAKE Festival is part of the events programme for Liverpool’s International Festival for Business, IFB2014.


Tickets are now available to purchase via the University’s online shop. Day tickets cost £45 or £20 for students and five day passes are available for £190 or £75 for students. Bed and breakfast accommodation packages are also available at £35 per night. Click here to book a five day pass or click here for a one day pass.

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