14-16 August 2012
Three special days of magical art and story-telling for families
Enchanted Kingdoms, a spellbinding celebration of the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s stunning new Pre-Raphaelite exhibition, runs from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 August 2012.
Taking inspiration from the themes of Pre-Raphaelite art and the work of Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, activities include a magical fairy hunt, wand making, face painting, story telling and even a teddy bears’ picnic.
If the weather is fine activities will take place on the beautiful lawn outside the gallery, but if even fairy magic can’t keep the rain away activities will move inside.
Little fairy enthusiasts will love our magical fairy hunt (14, 15 & 16 August) and wand-making workshops (14 August).
Our talented artist creates a fabulous mural of a knight. Watch the scene appear in front of your eyes! (14, 15 & 16 August).
Bring your favourite ted along to our teddy bears’ picnic (15 August).
Take inspiration from the beautiful setting of Port Sunlight and make your own special flowers and butterflies for a secret garden (16 August).
Make your own brave knight mask or fair maiden’s hair band (16 August).
There will also be daily face painting and fun demonstrations from the Lady Lever’s resident art groups.
A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale runs until 4 November 2012.
A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale features drawings, paintings, books and designs produced between 1898 and 1934, in the first major exhibition of the prolific artist’s work in 40 years.
The exhibition’s 96-page catalogue A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: The Art of Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, by Pamela Gerrish Nunn, is published by National Museums Liverpool (£12). It features more than 40 of the artist’s most famous and popular works.