When Cinderella lost her shoe, the warning against the ills of bad time-keeping was perhaps overshadowed by all the awesome magic going on. Well, not anymore. House of Fairy Tales, an educational art charity set up by artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk, aims to channel all the wonder and magic from our beloved childhood fairy tales into educating children. Their latest project is an Art Circus, which will run in a converted warehouse on Hoy Street in Canning Town next month with free entry for both the kids and their families.
There are plenty of workshops on offer led by a cast of artists, writers, performers, philosophers and dreamers, which focus on bringing out children’s creativity and confidence. Little visitors can write and star in their own theatre or film productions with full costume and make-up, or they can play PM as part of the House of Fairy Tales’ very own parliament. Chopin’s Salon is also open for those future composers, while the Apothecary Garden is a perfect place for conjuring up spells and potions.
The project has relied on the support of hundreds who have generously donated to their Kickstarter page. While the charity have received enough donations for the Circus to run, they still need help to continue to expand and develop their incredible work so take a look tonight before the donation page closes tomorrow. Ally Swadling
See more info and donate at houseoffairytales.org.