Monster Makers from Rossendale in Pennine Lancashire.
Press release, apologies for the press release tone.
Calling All Bristol Monster Makers
Saturday 3rd December, 1pm-4pm
Bristol children, and even grown ups, have the chance to create monsters that will travel all around the world as part of a new mobile phone game.
To make a monster, children use the power of their imagination and the pens, paper and art materials provided to conjure it up. The monsters are then uploaded into a mobile phone game called Free All Monsters!
The game has players all around the world who use their mobile phone as a Monstervision Machine to look for invisible monsters visiting their local streets, and monsters created in Bristol will regularly be seen as far away as America and Australia, as well as on the streets of Bristol.
So far more than 300 monsters have been created by children and grown ups, and these monsters have been spotted more than 4000 times in total around the world. Children who take part are awarded a unique Monster Makers badge.
Andrew Wilson, of the Advanced Monstrology Institute said “Making monsters is a great way to practise being creative, and to imagine the world differently.”
Adults as well as children are welcome to come along and make monsters. Dr Paul Coulton, also of the Institute, explained “Grown ups often say that they aren't creative, but we've found that everyone enjoys drawing monsters if they give themselves chance.”
As well as monster making there will also be a monster spotting trail in which players must find monsters living in Bristol city centre and prove their Advanced Monstrology skills to earn a Monster Spotters badge. Families and grown ups who want to take part in the monster spotting trail need to have an iPhone and should download the Free All Monsters app, but there is no need for an iPhone to take part in Monster Making.
The monster making session and monster spotting trail are both free events as part of a range of activities for this week's Community Day at Occupy Bristol.
Families and grown ups should come to College Green between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday 3rd December.
To spot monsters made in Bristol at any time, download the Free All Monsters app.
The respected monster Mean Green Giraffe Bee.