Free fairy tale trial at National Justice Museum for half-term

Anansi comes to the National Justice Museum for a Fairy Tale Trial this half-term.

He’s a hungry fruit-loving spider, a cheeky character whose many stories, originating in Ghana, are central to Caribbean culture and folklore.

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But, did he steal the cherries and bananas?

Children can decide when they take part in this special family-friendly trial which is being held at the Museum in partnership with Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum in Nottingham.

Museumand Founder and Director, Catherine Ross said: “We are delighted to work with the National Justice Museum to introduce Anansi and his adventures to a wider audience. There are so many stories about him. You will enjoy reading and discovering more about him for a very long time.”

The fairy tale trial will be held at the Museum in High Pavement, Nottingham, on Monday 18, Thursday 21, and Friday 22 February 2019 at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

Children will also be able to make their own Anansi spider during free craft activities at the Museum.

Visitors to the Museum can also find out from Madge and Dorothy about the affection in which the Anansi character is held in his homelands. The two friends have recorded two special short films to tell the Anansi stories they first learned in their childhoods.