Events for a festival celebrating Kingston's world-famous master of photography Eadweard Muybridge have been announced.

Muybridge Week will see a series of events celebrating the life of Mr Muybridge (1830-1904), who is widely regarded as one of the most influential early photographers of the nineteenth century and was born and raised in Kingston.

The festival is being sponsored by Kingston Council (RBK) and returns for its third year with some incredible interactive exhibits.

A spokesperson for RBK offered a list of the events scheduled for the week, which starts this Saturday (May 25):

"This year’s activities for all the family to enjoy include:

• Making your own shadow puppet and putting on a show in Shadow Play

• An animation workshop with an expert animator, who previously worked on TV shows Peppa Pig and Footy Pups

• Session on handling original Muybridge artefacts

• Lecture on the legacy of Muybridge and Victorian animation with a demonstration of his iconic Zoopraxiscope - an early device showing moving images

• A day of Muybridge-inspired film screening from animated shorts to feature length pictures. Free popcorn will be provided."

RBK worked closely with Kingston Museum in order to stage Muybridge Week.

The museum's curator, Seoyoung Kim, said the festival had continued to improve since Kingston Museum first launched it two years ago.

"Muybridge Week was proudly started by Kingston Museum two years ago and we are delighted that it is back once again. The Museum holds one of the largest Muybridge collections worldwide and we are pleased to share this heritage for everyone to enjoy," she said.

"This year, we are presenting various events which relate to film, animation and moving image projection. All events are free, so make sure you don’t miss out," Ms Kim added.

Muybridge is known the world over as one of the most influential early photographers.

In particular, his work in motion photography — inventing the rotary device known as the zoopraxiscope which created moving images from stills — one him international fame during his own lifetime.

On his death in 1904 he passed on his personal collection to the then newly-built Kingston Museum, which is presenting a special array of the items during Muybridge Week in what RBK dubbed "one of the most important (collections) in the world."

You may need to book online in advance to attend the events. For more information about the museum visit