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Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches

Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches

20 July – 3 November 2019


Women in Fairy Tales exhibition

Free exhibition – Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches: Women in Fairy Tales

From the helpless beauty to the evil stepmother, gender roles in fairy tales have traditionally played upon stereotypes which have evolved since the tales were first written.

This free exhibition explores and challenges gender stereotypes that lie in five key fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, Cinderella and Snow White.

Within the exhibition families enter a magical world dotted with trunks of silver birch where they step into a fairytale book and dress up as their favourite fairy tale character, and also take time out to read some classic tales.

Recent graduates of the Theatre Design course at Nottingham Trent University have created four miniature model scenes which re-interpret the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Snow White. There is also a new comic book version of Hansel and Gretel created by pupils from Robert Mellors Primary Academy in Arnold and illustrator Sally Jane Thompson.

Open daily from 9am – 5pm. Free.

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