The Museum of Cornish Life has announced the return of its annual animation festival Animate Helston for February half-term.

The week-long event, running from February 10-17, is completely free and designed to involve families in Cornwall with creative activities during the school holidays.

Partnering with Mor Media and Falmouth University, the festival includes pop-up cinemas and a new exhibition spotlighting Engine House, a highly-regarded animation studio located in Redruth.

Onsite at the museum, visitors can take part in free bookable workshops to flex their creative muscles.

These include: Storyboarding with Keith Sparrow on February 13, Clay model making inspired by Morph on February 14, and Shadow Puppets on February 15.

In addition, there will be three daily screenings of the popular animation Wall-E at the museum's neighbour, CAST, from February 13-17.

Falmouth Packet: The week-long event, running from February 10-17, is completely free

Museum of Cornish Life director, Annette MacTavish said: "We get excited to share new animated films with our visitors and giving families the chance to take part in free animation workshops.

"This year's theme is survival and we are excited about the range of films including the work of Engine House.

"We are screening a range of films from this Redruth based animation studio."

With no charge for admission to the museum or for any of the activities, it serves as an affordable week-long entertainment for families in the school holidays.