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Once and Future Tales

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Part of the Spring 2019 season

Join us for a conversation and reading group with the women who rewrote the fairy tales for the future. Find out how and why they reimagined the stories and who the women behind this political and artistic action are.

In 1972, four women from the Merseyside Women’s Liberation Movement endeavoured to rewrite a series of traditional fairy tales, exploring their belief that “our society can never be fundamentally changed while children’s imaginations are imprisoned by its myths”.

Collectively written by Audrey Ackroyd, Marge Ben-Tovim, Catherine Meredith and Anne Neville and illustrated by Trevor Skempton, the stories have been retold with surprising twists and endings.

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You pick up your own edition of Once and Future Tales (including Snow White, Red Riding or Rapunzel) for £2 each or a set of three tales for £5. Available for pre-order from World Book Day 2019 (Thursday 7 March) until the opening of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett (Friday 29 March), and then after from our Learning Space at FACT (whilst stocks last).

Red Riding Hood Landscape

Fairy Tale Liberation Club

Join us for a fairy tale-inspired storytime where two stories, rewritten by women from the Merseyside Women’s Liberation Movement in 1972, will be acted out and read aloud.

Once and Future Tales

In 1972, four women from the Merseyside Women’s Liberation Movement endeavoured to rewrite a series of traditional fairy tales. This is the story behind why and how you can read their retold Once and Future Tales.

by FACT

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