HUNDREDS OF YOUNG FANS ENJOY WORLD PREMIERE OF LILY’S DRIFTWOOD BAY IN BELFAST

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Hundreds of children from across Northern Ireland packed into Odyssey Cinemas for the World Premiere of Lily’s Driftwood Bay Series Two, with NI4Kids.

As well as being the first children to view episodes from the new series which started on Nick Jr on Monday 6 June, they had the unique opportunity of seeing Lily appear on the big screen! The award winning pre-school series is about a little girl who creates an imaginary world from treasures she finds washed up on the beach.

Colin Williams, Creative Director and Founder of Sixteen South, said: “It was brilliant to be able to celebrate the launch of our new series with an exclusive premiere on the big screen! It takes 92 people to make a series of Lily’s Driftwood Bay – so it was lovely to be able to treat them to a special viewing – along with an audience of hundreds of kids and parents too!”

The second series of the mixed animation pre-school series sees global Country music legend Dolly Parton starring as a Singing Chicken and Rob Brydon playing a Handsome Silver Fox. They join a cast of adorable beachside characters, voiced by an array of talent including Stephen Fry (QI, The Hobbit), Peter Mullan (Harry Potter, Top of the Lake), Tameka Empson (EastEnders, 3 Non-Blondes), Jane Horrocks (Sunshine on Leith, Absolutely Fabulous), Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, London Irish), Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave, Hope Springs) and Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Fortitude) alongside Orlagh O’Keeke from Belfast, as Lily.

Last week, Lily’s Driftwood Bay won the prestigious Prix Jeunesse International 2016 award in Munich adding to its growing list of honours, which includes a Broadcast award, a British Animation Award (BAA) and an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA).

Children who attended the screening with Odyssey and NI4Kids saw Lily’s Driftwood Bay on the big screen for the first time, met Orlagh O’Keefe, the voice behind Lily and left with Lily bags filled with goodies.

Lily’s Driftwood Bay is supported by Northern Ireland Screen.

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