The Big Veg Takedown

The Spark Arts for Children and 154 Collective present:

The Big Veg Takedown

The Online Adventures of Walter Lemonface

Join brave explorer Walter Lemonface on a new animated adventure full of colourful characters, mysterious happenings… and lots of lemony goodness.

See Walter set course for the deepest ocean!
Look out for cabbage wings, space travel, new friendships ...and unlikely heroes.

Hold on tight, hide your vegetables!

Can Walter stop  The Big Veg Takedown with his veggie-fuelled dream team?  Watch the video to see the full adventure.  And then have a go at some creatively lemony activities.

Activities filled with lemony goodness

Create a Veg Warrior

Create your own Vegetable Warrior. 154 Collective's Fabric Lenny, the artist and animator for the stories, has created a template to use or you could use real fruit or veg inspired by Walter's adventures.

Diagram of Walter Lemonface craft cutout

Download the pdf below to make a Veg Warrior

Lemon with stick on eyes and mouth, balanced on apple.

Musical Activity:  Make Walter's voice

Nick from 154 Collective, who created the music for the animations,  shows you how to recreate Walter's distinct voice.

Writing a nonsense poem

Dan from 154 Collective, writer and storyteller for the Walter Lemonface animations, shows a simple technique to create a nonsene poem.

The Big Veg Takedown has been commissioned for the Among Ideal Friends consortium, supported by Arts Council England.

About The Big Veg Takedown
The Big Veg Takedown was an innovative project where artists, children and families worked together to create an exciting animated story through digital collaboration.  

Episodes were produced from the homes of 154Collective artists; Fabric Lenny (artist and animator), Dan Mallaghan (writer and storyteller) and Nick Lewis (musician), and provided an opportunity for families to suggest what happened next. 

Over summer 2020, 4 episodes were created and children and families were encouraged to submit their ideas which 154 Collective incorporated  into each new story.  The full adventure including all 4 episodes is shown above.

About 154Collective

154Collective an international, multi art form group, including performers, painters, writers, photographers, animators, dancers and musicians. With collaboration at their heart, they seek to tell stories from unusual and fun perspectives using an array of art forms and approaches including: theatre, exhibition, publications, music, live projections and public art.

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About the Among Ideal Friends consortium
Among Ideal Friends is a touring performance project developed by The Spark Arts for Children in partnership with Libraries in the East Midlands. Working together to deliver high quality family theatre performances and workshop activities, for children, families and schools.

The consortium is a partnership between, The Spark Arts for Children, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council, Nottingham City Council and Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.

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