CHILDREN’S favourite cartoon characters will be brought to life in Knutsford next week. 

CBeebies TV presenter Mike Amatt will be putting the ‘art’ into cartoon and bringing his ‘A Smart Attack of Art’ show to The Curzon on Wednesday February 19.  

Mike will be teaching children how to draw their favourite characters, such as Spongebob, Hello Kitty, Dora the Explorer, Buzz Lightyear and Woody, as well as classics such as Mickey Mouse.

He said: “There are lots of lollypops to give away and at one point I have six children on stage playing rock guitar.  I love giving children the opportunity to join me on stage and there are lots of opportunities.

“I even have a spooky ghost story as I paint a jaunted castle with ultra-violet paint.  It’s a busy show because that’s what children enjoy.

“I know because all three of my own children loved watching illustrations develop and come to life.”

Mike created the cartoon characters for TV series Mop and Smiff in the 1980s, then went on to write and present Playschool and recently presented Forget-Me-Not Farm on CBeebies. 

Tickets for the 2pm show are available from Knutsford Art Shop, Princess Street and cost £6.50 each.  Guests can also pay at the door.