House of Fairy Tales art exhibition preview

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House of Fairy Tales, a children’s art organisation, has run amok throughout Sutton House as the oldest house in east London welcomes in the festive season.

The exhibition will officially open this winter and features work by Sarah Young, Paula Rego, Peter Blake and Cat Roissetter.

The exhibition is part of a fundraising project for Sutton House’s proposed outdoor events space, Breaker’s Yard. The children’s play area, designed by Daniel Lobb, will feature a caravan and a water feature.

On Thursday 1 November, 75 people attended a preview event, where £310 was raised for the Breaker’s Yard project. Organisers served quirky Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and Dorian Grey cocktails for visitors in teapots and china teacups.

Matilde Sazio, from the House of Fairy Tales, described the display as “imaginative”, “whimsical” and “quirky”. She said House of Fairy Tales is about “breaking down boundaries, educating children without them realising it” and “empowering children”.

The organisation has overseen many projects for youngsters, including events at the Edinburgh Festival. It has recently set up its new headquarters in a warehouse in Canning Town, which it will use to host events,workshops and exhibitions for children.

Visitor Erica Williams said: “I love the decorations and the atmosphere; it’s been a great night out and it takes you out of the norm.”

The exhibition will be held at Sutton House until February. Twenty-five per cent of the profits from sales of the art work in the exhibition and auctions will go to the Breaker’s Yard project.

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