This winter the Southbank Centre, London will be hosting an immersive, interactive exhibition on the wonderful world of the Moomins. For the uninitiated the Moomins are whimsical hippo-like creatures who go through many adventures, philosophise and discuss the bigger questions in life. I enjoyed the Moomin cartoon in the 90's after being scared witless of the 80's stop-motion animation and have a deep love for Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll, Snorkmaiden, Little My and their friends.
The Adventures in Moominland Exhibition is being called highly experiential as it will use archival objects from Finnish creator Tove Jansson's life to allow the audience to become closer to the artist and understand her motivation. Audio narrative will be supplied and by being led through seven immersive and interactive worlds people can understand the inspiration behind the many well-loved stories.
The exhibition will run from Friday 16 December 2016 to Sunday 23 April 2017 and time slots will need to be booked as it is a guided exhibition. I hope to be going very soon and will share my experiences here.