Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is the theme for a host of events being put on in Barton upon Humber by children’s charity ST-ART, in partnership with the Barton Extended Services Cluster, during the half-term holidays.
Two screenings of Tim Burton’s highly acclaimed film, Alice in Wonderland, preceded by Barton’s very own version of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party are the highlights of the six days of activities.
Highlights of events, which all take place at The Ropewalk, include “Play In Almost A Week” with the Duck Egg Theatre Company and a free drop-in on Saturday, May 29 from 1pm to 3pm in the Artspace where studio artist Wendy Chan will be showing how to create a fantasy wonderland by creating wands, garlands and headwear.
“All these activities are offered as part of a family week so please bring an adult along to the activity and be aware that materials will only be provided for the young people attending,” said ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight.
Duck Egg Theatre’s three day course on intensive acting training gets underway at 10am on Monday, May 31, with the performance on June 3 from 10am to 12.30pm.
The course is open to young people aged between 11 and 18 years and costs £35 per student.
Other activities include a morning workshop, from 10am to 12 noon, on Tuesday, June 1, with Wendy Chan showing how to make Mad Hats and Playing Cards and in the afternoon fellow artist Janine Knight takes over the theme with Decoupage Tea Cups from 2pm.
On Wednesday Kirsty Champ will be making costumes and props from 10am to 12 noon for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party the following day while from 1pm to 4pm in the afternoon Michael Scrimshaw will be showing how to make a game of Flamingo Croquet.
On Thursday, June 3 – Alice in Wonderland Day – there will be a Fake Cake Make in the morning for two hours from 10am with Janine leading the way and making pretty cakes for the Tea Party which takes place between 1pm and 2pm outside Ropery Hall with the film screenings taking place at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
“Dressing up is compulsory for the Tea Party and for the film afterwards,” said Janine.
The following day sees Kirsty making Origami Clocks and Watches from 10am to 12 noon and Michael showing how to make Eat Me Drink Me Growing Sculptures for two hours from 2pm in the afternoon using construction materials and techniques which will see sculptures growing before your eyes.”
Each activity costs £1 unless otherwise stated and admission to either screening of the film is £3 for adults and £1 for young people under 16 years.