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Follow the White Rabbit in Liverpool city centre this bonfire night


Follow the White Rabbit this weekend in a two-day street spectacle involving fire and storytelling.

Bring the Fire Project and Zest Management are behind the event on Friday and Saturday evening which is funded through Culture Liverpool’s Without Walls initiative.

The free, family-friendly event takes place at undisclosed locations in the city centre, starting at 4pm.

The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and Alice herself will roam the streets and lead the way from one performance to the next.

Nicole Konigs Balfry, director Zest Event Management, says: “Alice in Wonderland is such a great story. Szymon (Mamys, artistic director at Bring the Fire Project) and I had been thinking about it for a while – it just lends itself to the whole magical experience and in the way you can play with the characters.”

Mamys adds: We’re extremely excited about this project.

“This event uses a fusion of art forms to explore the magical theme of Alice in Wonderland and create a platform for showcasing some talented organisations that call Liverpool home.”

The Black-E Youth Circus and Katumba Drumming and Movement are involved in each evening which will feature extravagant Alice-inspired costumes made by Alex Herring from Baubo Theatre, magical LED lighting and fire in all its forms.

Members of the Black-E Youth Circus (pictured) will perform on The Forest - one of three stages - with members of Bring the Fire Project and supported by Katumba's drummers.

The event is one of nine outdoor festivals to receive funding from Culture Liverpool through its Without Walls programme, backed by Arts Council England.

Follow the White Rabbit is in Liverpool City Centre on November 5-6 from 4-7pm. More details on locations will be revealed on the day.