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The Classics presents: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Dartford Library

  • Dartford Central Library & Museum, Market Street, Dartford. DA1 1EU United Kingdom (map)
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The Classics presents: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Dartford Library

Join us in Dartford Library on the 16th March 2019 for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

View the below programme to book tickets. Booking in advance is required. Please note that a small booking fee is applicable for events.


The Classics presents The Many Different Faces of Alice: Explore Alice’s Adventures through masks with creative practitioners, StrangeFace

10am - 1pm

Price: £4.00 plus booking fee

Strangeface Theatre Company will lead you in a 1.5 hour professional community workshop which has a focus on mask and theatre. Join Strangeface to explore the different characters in Alice through a mask designing and decoration session. 

Strangeface will work with you to examine characters from the book, helping you to bring them to life and enabling you to take away your very own Alice inspired mask character. Participants may also be asked to decorate a mask to contribute towards The Mad Hatters Tea Party installation- revealed at Faversham Library on the 30th March 2019.

Ages: All ages welcome
Access: This workshop is accessible, suitable for SEN participants, and will have a BSL interpreter present.
Location: Dartford Library


Wonderful Wonderland Faces by Like A Magpie Face Painting

11.15 am - 1.15pm

Price: £2.00

Allow Like A Magpie Face Painting to transform you into the one of the characters of your choice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in a matter of minutes, using safe, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic face paint that can be washed off easily with water.

Price: £2.00 per face. Cash payment only.

Ages: 4+

Location: Dartford Library

Alice in Wonderland by Let’s All Dance.

A family friendly Alice ballet plus photo opportunity.

1.30 - 2.30pm

Price: £7.00 plus booking fee

Don’t be late for this very important date!

A fantastical new ballet for the whole family!

Let’s All Dance makes three guest appearances in North Kent Libraries during March 2019 with this fabulous family favourite. Stunning dancing, much loved characters and super costumes bring the famous tale to life in this magical ballet production.

Come and join Alice as she enters the curiouser and curiouser world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.

Take part in a photo opportunity with dancers after the show. Optional post show ballet classes are available to purchase.

Ages: Suitable for ages 2-11 years, families, and children with additional needs. Children under 18 months do not require a ticket.

Running time: 40 mins

Access: This show is accessible and will have a BSL interpreter present.

Location: Dartford Library

A post show ballet movement workshop by Let’s All Dance

2.40 - 3pm

Price: £2.00 plus booking fee

Dance with the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and Alice. Come along to this movement workshop and learn a few ballet steps with the dancers from Alice in Wonderland.

Suitable for ages 2-11 years.

Location: Dartford Library


Strangeface Theatre Company

Strangeface brings mask and puppet theatre to audiences in Kent, regionally, nationally and internationally. They are a theatre company committed to producing an intimate fusion of mask, puppetry and live music.

They aim to make their work as accessible as possible by offering work that appeals across generations, and travel to venues across the UK ranging from grand old theatres to tiny village halls.

Since 2005 Strangeface has provided masks internationally for schools, colleges, drama therapists, youth theatres, workshop practitioners and theatre companies; endorsing that mask theatre allows an adult to see with a childs eyes and imagination. The company has also had particular success working with additional needs groups and those concerned with mental health and depression.

Strangeface's influences are diverse and growing. They include the mask cultures of Japan and Italy, the plays of Shakespeare and Brecht, the animation of Jan Svankmajer, Jirí Barta, Tim Burton and Nick Park, and contemporary companies such as Trestle, Faulty Optic, and Complicite. Their practice is also influenced by research into the application of Chaos Theory to semiotics and cognitive theory.

Like A Magpie Face Painting

Laura Murphy is the owner of Like A Magpie Face Painting. It is a Kent based face painting service available for parties and events. She is fully insured, experienced and DBS checked; often working with bookings from families with SEN children or additional needs.

Let’s All Dance

Let’s All Dance are a South London dance organisation who present a wide range of theatrical productions, dance classes and educational workshops within London and the South East. They aim to bring the best professional dancers to adults and children all over England. The company have performed at several prestigious venues and events, including Cornerstone Arts Centre, The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, Electric Theatre in Guildford, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, Canary Wharf in London, Paint The Town Festival in Medway, the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone. Leicester Square Theatre and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.

Events are billed as part of The Classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in partnership with Lyrici Arts and Kent Libraries, and funded by Arts Council England.

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