Fairy Tales at Z-Arts

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Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Fairy Tales at Z-Arts
Image courtesy of Z-arts

Fairy Tales at Z-arts, Manchester, Until 26 February 2023, from £3.00 - Book now

Once upon a time, in a land not far from here, families of Manchester were invited to a brand new, fairy tale exhibition at Z-Arts, Manchester. 

This April, head to Fairy Tales at Z-Arts, an innovative and enchanting exhibition that takes children aged 0-8 and their grownups to an interactive wonderland, jam-packed with storytelling and immersive play. The exhibition will be open from 5 April 2022 to 26 February 2023, and for the super-keen, please see below for more information about the Fairy Tales launch event.

There’s all sorts of magic to discover in this extraordinary world of Fairy Tales at Z-Arts. Step into a fairy tale town and journey into the deep dark woods, where you will discover a remarkable world of giants, palaces, gingerbread houses and treasure caves. Seek magic beans at the market with Jack, climb up the beanstalk, and take a seat in a giant’s footprint, if you dare! Watch out for the troll as you trip trap over the bridge. Try a delicious meal at Hansel and Gretel’s café. Build your own house with the three little pigs. Tap those toes at the palace disco with the musicians of Bremen, and so much more!

Saskia Metcalf, head of creative development at Z-arts, said:

“Snuggling up and listening to fairy tales such as Anansi or Goldilocks is as much a part of early childhood as your first day at school, learning to ride a bike or taking your first steps. The Fairy Tales exhibition gives children and families the opportunity to explore these familiar stories in a kid-sized immersive world, creating opportunities for imaginative role play, storytelling and lots of fun. It really is like being inside a pop-up book of fairy tales.”

The Fairy Tales exhibition has been designed by Discover Children’s Story Centre, with illustrator David Litchfield, creator of the award-winning The Bear and The Piano, and author Ross Montgomery, who worked with David on the picture books The Building Boy and Space Tortoise.

Booking is required, please book through the ‘book now’ link below.

Fairy Tales Launch

The exhibition will be taking place from April 2022 to February 2023, however, if you would like to be one of the first to experience this immersive wonderland of much-loved fairy tales, you can also visit the Fairy Tales launch weekend, taking place on 2, 3, and 10 April.

The launch will be a VIP experience like no other. Get lost in our magical life-sized fairy tale worlds that pop up from pages of a book, for you and your family to explore. Join the Fairy Tales storyteller in a musical journey that takes you through the well-known fairytale pages of the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and many more classic fairy tale stories that we all know and love.

On the day of the launch, you will be given a Fairy Tales creative activity pack, filled with exciting stories and fun activities. This can be completed at Z-Arts, or you can take the magic home with you and complete it at the end of the day! Book tickets for the launch via the ‘book now’ link below.

Fairy Tales at Z-arts, Manchester

Until 26 February 2023
From £3.00


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