Avoid the central London crush for a fun family day out over the Jubilee holiday. Come to Dulwich Picture Gallery for a magic filled adventure with The Mad Hatter, Alice and all her friends.
‘Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?’
So begins Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of the timeless character Alice, a little girl who falls down a hole following a rabbit wearing white gloves and wearing a pocket watch.
On the afternoon of 5th and 6th June Dulwich Picture Gallery will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee bank holiday with a special Alice in Wonderland themed drop-in activity in the Gallery grounds.
Children will meet the Mad Hatter and listen to this enchanting tale, attend a Mad Hatter’s tea party and even get to play the part of one of the characters in the story. The Mad Hatter and his band of followers will travel down the rabbit hole in search of Alice and get to join in all her adventures!
Storytelling sessions will take place at specific times during the afternoon and will run alongside a practical art activity where families will make their own Alice in Wonderland character puppets on sticks. The sessions will be run by our illustrator Hannah Carding and families are more than welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy in the Gallery Grounds.
Families who have enjoyed our sessions in the past have said:
‘We loved relaxing together and being creative with our children’
‘We enjoyed making, sticking, drawing, colouring and cutting out’
‘A lovely sunny family day out!’
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Join the Mad Hatter on a tour around the Gallery grounds. Listen and participate in stories from Alice in Wonderland. In a creative drop-in workshop bring the characters to life by constructing simple cut out puppets on sticks
Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 6 June 2012 from 2-4pm
Cost: £5 per child
Note: weather permitting, don’t forget your picnic!