This Christmas The Octagon Theatre has brought together a very special exhibition to celebrate its pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Welcome to the world of a beautiful young lady, an evil queen set on revenge, a cottage in the woods belonging to seven dwarves that spend their days mining, a love story and iron slippers that have been placed upon the fire. Working with primary and preparatory schools from across Somerset and Dorset, artist Katy Bull has worked with more than 240 children aged 5-11 years old to create the traditional story of Snow White in images.
Following the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale the young artists from the six schools that took part in the project worked together to make huge images that see the story jump from the pages of the book onto the gallery wall, all via their imagination! These giant pictures are colourful, busy and full of detail from the story of Snow White.
Octagon Theatre manager, Adam Burgan, said “I am delighted with the exhibition and I am sure the thousands of patrons who visit The Octagon over the festive period will enjoy seeing the work created by over 240 Somerset children. We are so lucky to have a wealth of creative talent in the region and it is something we are passionate about promoting.”
Schools that took part:
St. Bartholomews C of E First School, Crewkerne
Stogursey C of E Primary School
North Cadbury C of E Primary School
St. Michael’s Academy, Yeovil
Chilton Cantelo Preparatory School
St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Marnhull