Michael Fabricant visited Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatters Tea Party, and wore an appropriate jacket (see attached photo) at Lichfield Library on Friday 9th October. The Library was celebrating the recent Lichfield Literature Festival in style by turning the Art Gallery into a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
After successfully gaining funding from Arts Council England, the library service engaged Staffordshire artist Roselyn Barks to work with children from St Chad’s, St Joseph’s and Scotch Orchard Primary Schools. Together they designed and made objects to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Michael says “The children did a fantastic job, and the exhibition remained open for 3 days for people to come in and see the artwork and eat Mad Hatter cakes. It’s great to see children being given the opportunity to access high quality art activities. And because it’s taken place in the library, we were all able to come and share in the excitement as well!” Councillor Marion Bland also attended the event.
Photo shows (L to R) Michael Fabricant MP, Liz Leyshon (Library Development Officer), Lilly-May Coleman, Chloe Bates (both aged 8), Cllr Marion Bland, and Roselyn Barks (artist)