The Smallfilms Gallery

A temporary gallery space celebrating work by the Award winning Smallfilms duo – Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. See old favourites such as Bagpuss, Clangers, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine alongside brand new items on display.

  • The Smallfilms Gallery

We are delighted to host a family gallery showcasing work by Smallfilms duo, Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, who created iconic children’s programmes such as Bagpuss and Clangers from studios near Canterbury.

The gallery celebrates the huge output of Smallfilms from small rural roots and gives fascinating insights into early, pre-CGI animation. The partnership and films produced received much recognition including Doctorates for Oliver, Peter (and Bagpuss!) It also generated a considerable output of books, comics and other merchandise over the years, examples of which are included in the exhibition.

This exhibition, on until at least Sunday 28 July 2024, has been created in close conjunction with the Firmin and Postgate families and Dr Chris Pallant, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Funded by Arts Council England and Leverhulme Trust.


Highlights from The Smallfilms Gallery



Created by BAFTA award-winning Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate through their company Smallfilms, Bagpuss was filmed in Firmin’s barn in Blean, just outside... — Read more

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