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William Morris Gallery Late celebrates dark side of fairy tales

The William Morris Gallery’s next after hours event on
Thursday 1 October will celebrate the dark side of fairy tales with an
enchanting mix of performance, poetry, music and film.

Inspired by William Morris’s love of traditional folk
stories, WMG Late: Child’s Play is the first late event to be co-curated with
Vine Collective.  The Walthamstow-based
group bring together spoken word, DJ sets, live music and performance with
hand-picked natural wines.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Screenings of two short
    films by Shelly Love, artist,
    director, storyteller and choreographer. Scratch explores the nature of the puppet, while The Forgotten Circus is the result
    of Love’s collaboration with the National Centre for Circus Arts.

  • Performances from poet Miriam Nash based on her new
    poetic play Lightkeepers, which
    draws on Scottish folklore, the tradition of storytelling, myths and fairy
    stories and her experience of living as a child on a tiny island off the
    west coast of Scotland.

  • DJ set from artist,
    musician and toy maker Pete Fowler, who will be playing a selection of
    tunes from Balearic beats to psychedelia and twisted folk.

  • A range of natural wines
    available by the glass with expert advice from The Vine Collective.

The William Morris Gallery’s bimonthly lates are a chance to
experience the award-winning museum from a whole new perspective. Each WMG Late
features music, art, food and drink inspired by the Gallery’s permanent
collection and its temporary exhibitions.

Notes to editors

WMG Late: Child’s Play

Thursday 1 October 2015

18:30 - 22:30

Free entry. No need to book.

William Morris Gallery

Lloyd Park, Forest Road

Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

About the William
Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is the only public Gallery
devoted to William Morris: designer, craftsman and radical socialist. Housed in
the grade II* listed building that was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856,
the Gallery reopened in August 2012 following a major redevelopment that
attracted widespread public and press acclaim.

Since its relaunch the Gallery has developed an ambitious
contemporary programme, hosting Morris-inspired exhibitions by artists
including Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller and Yinka Shonibare.

The Gallery, which is owned and run by Waltham Forest
Council, was awarded the Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year in 2013 and was
nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014.

About Vine Collection

Vine Collective create eclectic nights hosting writers, live
music, film makers, DJs and poets. Co-curating the WMG Lates, Vine Collective
invite artists to respond to the in house collections and special exhibitions
with new or existing work.

Vine Collective also carefully selects a range of great
wines for their nights from small-scale producers farming organically or
biodynamically. The wines they select are as natural as possible and full of

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