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Posted 30 June 2011 by Hannah

WOW. Yesterday was the premiere of the Itch of the Golden Nit and I was very pleased and honoured to join the hundreds of people invited to the SUPER SWANKY first ever big screen showing of the film you’ve all worked so hard on!

Things began to get glamorous when the OFFICIAL ACTUAL RED CARPET went down:

A man kicks the red carpet.

Can he kick it? Yes, he can (it's his job).

In the press pen, I was joined by some roving reporters from BBC News School Report, who were getting down to brass tacks with all of the special guests.

Jane Burton

"What do you think of our posh microphone, Jane?"

They had some great questions for Jane Burton, who lead the Tate part of the project, and  Sir Nick Serota, the director of Tate, who said that the Tate Movie was an important project because children are the future of Tate. (We agree.)

Andy Akinwolere was there, filming some of his last things for Blue Peter (he’s leaving, sob!).

Andy Akinwolere from Blue Peter

Nice suit!

And then things started to happen very quickly! FIRST: Dick and Dom arrived!

Dick and Dom arriving at the Tate Movie Project premiere

Experts at posing for the cameras!

Rachel Rawlinson also arrived, looking very glamorous! She performed the voice of Beryl, our hero’s big sister, who loves texting and hates being embarrassed…

Rachel Rawlinson with her character, beryl

Beryl meets the actor who gave her a voice: superstar Rachel Rawlinson

Loads more special guests arrived, including children from Charles Dickens Primary School and Millbank Primary School, and celebs galore… before I knew it, it was time to watch the film at last!

The auditorium

OOOH! I had to wait for the person in front of me to get up because he was wearing a big hat. The film's about to start!

I loved the film. I thought it was indredibly funny, and that the animation and character design were amazing! Congratulations if your work made it into the film, it was all ACE. My favourite characters were a slightly bananas planet voiced by Alexei Sayle and Ten Heart Hero himself. Here are ten hearts for him: <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Afterwards there was an incredibly glamorous party where the children, actors, Taters, Aardmen and more all mingled together and celebrated a wonderful, amazing, one-of-a-kind film.

The afterparty

Glam people, being glam.


Remember you can see The Itch of the Golden Nit in loads of locations this summer and even preorder the DVD for your very own… tell us what you think when you’ve seen it!

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  1. fj,dckn says:

    yh it was really good >>>> i was dere!!

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  3. Rachel says:

    The itch of the golden nit was FAB!!!! I WROTE THE SONG THAT THE DAD SUNG!!!!!! My friend from the website drew the dad :)I drew loads for the movie an LOTS of them got in like my lamposts (witch you see alot of!)And my megaphone!

    The tate movie project has been AMAZING!!!!!!!

  4. maisie says:

    i love The Tate it’s great