Alice In Wonderland theme of 10th anniversary Barton Christmas Festival Lantern Parad

By richardhatfield |

Barton upon Humber’s annual Lantern Parade celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and turns to the Lewis Carroll children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, for its theme.

The Lantern Parade, sponsored by Barton Christmas Festival organisers Barton Town Council, and undertaken by the children’s art charity,ST-ART,  is looking at making characters from the children’s classic out of willow and tissue.

ST-ART organiser Janine Knight has been working behind the scenes on prototypes of  wearable Mad Hatter hats, plenty of items to make up the Mad Hatter’s tea party as well as the familiar characters from the story including and  the Rabbit.

“This year’s parade looks set to be the best ever as the night sky becomes alive with lanterns of all shapes and sizes depicting this favourite children’s book,” said Janine.

Lantern making takes place between Monday 24th and Friday 28th October from 10am to 3pm each day and costs £7 for a full day and £5 for half a day (10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm).  Adults are free when accompanying children.  This activity is suitable for all ages.

As well as lantern making there are two treats are in store for children during half-term.

On Wednesday, October 26, Cardboard Joe & The Book of Mysteries – a show for children age 3 and over, and their families, is being performed in Ropery Hall in a production that combines music, theatre and boundary-pushing live animation technologies.

“Every show is different as the young audience and Joe make up the story together; then they will get to see all their ideas brought to life using real-time live animation,” Janine explained.  “This promises to be an exciting, loud, and daft show that is a celebration of all the fun and magic of making up stories and letting imaginations run wild.”

The following afternoon will be a screening of Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG), the all-new spectacular adventure featuring the characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories and featuring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Cardboard Joe begins at 2pm and tickets cost £7, £5 for under 16s  or  £20 for a family ticket while the film the next afternoon begins at 3pm and tickets cost £4 or £3 for under 16s.

More details can be found on www.roperyhall.co.uk

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Ashton Hickman models the Mad Hatter’s Hat as a prelude to the Barton Christmas Festival Lantern Parade

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