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

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

Join us in Gravesend Library on the 9th 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 Mad Hatters Tactile Tablecloth: Explore Alices Adventures with visual artist Wendy Daws

10am - 1pm

Price: £4.00 plus booking fee

In this three-hour drop in session Wendy Daws will lead you in a professional community workshop which has a focus on visual/ tactile arts.

Create, draw and mount a tactile Alice inspired themed drawing of your own to take home, and contribute to a giant community led tactile tablecloth, embossed with colourful squares which will contain your choice of drawn motifs and characters from the book.

Wendy will collect the embossed squares and create a giant community Alice in Wonderland character tablecloth ready for the installation reveal at Faversham Library on the 30th March 2019. This workshop is accessible to the visually impaired.

Ages: All ages welcome
Access: This workshop is accessible to the visually impaired and will have a BSL interpreter present: Christopher Sacre.
Location: Gravesend 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: Gravesend 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: Gravesend Library

A post show ballet 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.


Wendy Daws

Wendy Daws is an award-winning artist and creative practitioner based in Medway, Kent. In 2018 she was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) from The Queen as part of the New Year’s Honours List for her voluntary services to visually impaired people in North Kent. Wendy volunteers for the Kent Association for the Blind, and runs two art groups for blind and partially sighted residents of Medway and Gravesend.

To date she has worked on multiple projects including involvement in Rochester Cathedral’s research into creating a tactile interpretation of the Baptismal Fresco by Sergei Fyodorov, and was subsequently commissioned to create the bronze tactile interpretation now on permanent display. Other works include interpretation work of the Queen Victoria statue on display at Gravesend Market, a project to create works inspired by artefacts at the Guildhall Museum, and collaboration with The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge and Canterbury Cathedral as part of the Sensing Culture project.

Wendy is a talented artist with expertise in a wide range of media and an understanding of sight impairment, enabling her to create a portfolio of projects that build on individual’s strengths and enthusiasms. Wendy believes strongly that disability is not an impairment to creativity and that art is for all regardless of age, ability or background.

Christopher Sacre

Christopher Sacre studied BA(Hons) Fine Art Sculpture in Wolverhampton and has been a visual artist and arts workshop facilitator since 2000. He specialises in providing workshops/arts activities that are fully accessible to deaf people and their families, and supporting other facilitators to improve the accessibility of their provision at galleries, museums and other creative events.

SEE and CREATE was initiated and led by Christopher, the aim is to provide fun, creative events where everyone can participate on an equal footing. This is especially important for families who use both British Sign Language (BSL) and spoken English, as it can help bring family members closer together through joint participation, helping deaf families meet and share their experiences.

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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