Raymond Briggs’s classic story brought to life on the big screen with the stunning soundtrack performed live by the Yorkshire Imperial Band, the perfect Christmas family treat.

Originally published in 1978, The Snowman – created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs – has become one of the world’s most popular children’s stories. In 1982, it was adapted as a 26-minute animated film, which quickly turned into a hand-drawn animation bible.​

In keeping with the book, the film of The Snowman is wordless and free of dialogue, except for the now iconic Walking in the Air which features as part of a now timeless musical score.

Both song and score were written and composed by Howard Blake, who had in fact written the melody some years before, having been inspired by a walk on a Cornish beach.

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This event is accessible for all. However, if you require an accessible parking space (these are extremely limited) and a ground floor seat (plentiful) please contact Yorkshire Imperial Band directly at yorkshireimperialband@outlook.com after having booked your tickets.

Venue Details

Find us at

Tuke Grove, Wakefield, WF1 4AF


01924 382162