Dulwich Picture Gallery will open through the night for first children’s sleepover
This year the sleepover will delve into the world of the bestselling American children's classic From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler recently re-published by Pushkin in the UK. Since its launch in June this year, the book has met critical acclaim withThe Times saying; “Meet the ultimate escape fantasy which conveys the thrill and fear of being a minor loose in the big city.”
The evening will bring to life the adventures of the book’s young characters Claudia and Jamie Kincaid who run away from home to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York where they become involved in a mystery that leads them to the remarkable Mrs Frankweiler.
The following morning includes a healthy breakfast and screening of a film adaptation of the book before the Gallery opens to the public.
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For further information contact:
Louisa Bee, Press and Communications Manager
email@example.com / 020 8299 8710
For press inquiries relating to Pushkin Press and From The Mixed Up Files, please contact:
Emma Draude, Director, ed public relations on firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7732 4796
Age: 7 – 13yrs old. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 3 October
6.45pm – 8.30am
£60 including a copy of From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler (postal delivery prior to the event).
Booking will be available at www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk from Monday 3 August 2015.
About From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
E. L. Konigsburg is one of the most celebrated writers of books for children and young adults. Her books have inspired generations of American children, writers and artists. E. L. Konigsburg died in 2013.
Set in New York City, 12-year-old Claudia Kincaid, has had enough of being good and decides to run away. Commandeering her younger brother, Jamie (who has a stash of money from playing cards) she knows their destination must be beautiful, comfortable and preferably indoors and so it is that they head off to the grand, elegant, all-encompassing Metropolitan Museum of Art.
There they sleep in a bed owned by a queen, bathe in a fountain with bronze dolphins and get caught up in the mystery of an angel statue bought by the Museum for a bargain price. Is it in fact an, as yet, undiscovered work by Michelangelo worth millions? Claudia is determined to find out and her quest sets them on the trail of an eccentric old lady, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and to some life-changing discoveries of their own.
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