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Kids get myths and legends in East End Wonderland’ show

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:58 05 October 2010

Marion Willingham, 8, bewitched’ by the fairytale show

Marion Willingham, 8, bewitched’ by the fairytale show

Carmen Valino

CHILDREN are enjoying a magical wonderland’ exhibition of contemporary artwork portraying fairytales, myths and legends from around the world. The display at Bethnal Green’s Museum of Childhood includes work inspired by tales such as Hansel and Gretel and The Ugly Duckling

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CHILDREN are enjoying a 'magical wonderland' exhibition in East London of contemporary artwork portraying fairytales, myths and legends from around the world.

The display is being staged at Bethnal Green's Museum of Childhood, which includes work inspired by well-known European tales such as Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, and The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen.

The varied cultural and geographical backgrounds of the 50 exhibiting artists is shown in the 2D and 3D works which take youngsters to places of 'good' and 'evil', quests and heroes, love and friendship.

The exhibition, which has also been on show at the German Fairytale Museum in Bad Oeynhausen and the Brothers Grimm Museum in Kassel, is running until January.

It is being organised by East London Printmakers, a not-for-profit studio for artist printmaking in Hackney with around 200 members.


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