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Fairy stories come to life at Museum of Childhood

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:57 05 October 2010

Marion Willingham, eight

Marion Willingham, eight

Carmen Valino

KIDS saw their favourite stories come to life as an exhibition of contemporary artwork showing fairytales, myths and legends from around the world opened at the Museum of Childhood. The exhibition includes work by East End-based printmakers inspired by we

KIDS saw their favourite stories come to life as an exhibition of contemporary artwork showing fairytales, myths and legends from around the world opened at the Museum of Childhood.

The exhibition includes work by East End-based printmakers inspired by well-known European tales, including much-loved favourites like Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, and the Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen.

Around 50 artists from Hackney-based East London Printmakers are exhibiting their work at the museum in Cambridge Heath Road and visitors are able to create their own interpretations of fairytales to add to a mural.

The exhibition has also appeared at the German Fairy Tale Museum and the German Brothers Grimm Museum.

It runs at the Bethnal Green museum until January 10 next year.


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