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Local children enjoy 'Grimm Fairy Tale' workshops

Local children enjoy 'Grimm Fairy Tale' workshopsLast week around 100 primary school children of the Sul School in Armação de Pera, took part in another series of The Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tale Workshops.

A Special touring exhibition “Imagination of the Brothers' Grimm” which had already been shown in Germany, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia, came to Portugal in March and the opening exhibition was at the Convento in Lagoa.

This was to celebrate the bicentary of the publication in 1812 of the first edition of the classic Grimm Brothers' “Children's and Household Tales” well known in many countries and now available in over 100 translations.
Local school children were invited, with their teachers, to visit and take part in school workshops.

The Exhibition was curated by Gudrun Bartels, a founder member of the Gottinger Marchenland e. V. who had sponsored the exhibition coming to Portugal. This Association is involved in the research and history of fables and fairy tales.

After Lagoa, the Exhibition moved to the Sul School in Armação de Pera.
During the workshops the children were shown how to make red caps, based on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Gudrun was assisted by David Trubshaw and Isabel Flores, members of the Silves Rotary Club.

Gudrun said she was very pleased so many local children had seen the Exhibition and enjoyed taking part in the school workshops. She is now looking forward to taking the Exhibition to Lisbon and organising more school workshops.

David Trubshaw
Silves Rotary Club

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