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February festival fever at The Fusilier Museum

Press Release   •   Feb 26, 2013 09:22 GMT

The cold weather did not deter the festival fever at The Fusilier Museum.  Families dropped into the free February craft at the Moss Street museum to make Mardi Gras masks full of feathers and brightly coloured.  Children also had the chance to have their face painted by Ilka Groeschel of Ilka Workshops.

The event was inspired by Ilka, originally from Germany.  In Germany it is the tradition that the start of Lent is celebrated with carnivals and colour before the time of abstinence starts.  The Lenten carnivals are very popular and the museum was inspired to bring the positive festival fever to Bury.

Helen Field, General Manager of the museum said: “We all had a great time!  There were crafts, face paints and games, leaving no time to get bored! Ilka was a fantastic help inspiring our theme and we look forward to our next free Wednesday craft at the museum during the school holidays!” 

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For further information please contact Daniel Jessop or Helen Field on 0161 763 8950 daniel.jessop@fusiliermuseum.com

The Fusilier Museum is a £4.2m Heritage Lottery funded project. Since opening in 2009 we have welcomed over 70,000 visitors and won the Visit Manchester Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2011.