Wimbledon Library Is Home To Paper Moths Exhibition

Display is in the new Merton Arts Space

An exhibition of paper moths made by children from across the borough has gone on show at the new Merton Arts Space in Wimbledon Library.

The display opens ahead of the Attic Theatre Company’s stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations, which is being performed at the borough’s newest arts venue.

The display of moths is inspired by the ramshackle mansion which is the home of the character Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.

The origami moths were made during craft sessions held in libraries and schools across the borough.Children were asked to write words they associate with living in Victorian times or their own great expectations in the form of their hopes and aspirations for the future on a piece of paper. The sheet of paper was then carefully folded to resemble a moth.

Victoria Hibbs from Attic Theatre Company said: “Merton Council and our local community are central to Attic’s work and we’re delighted to have the creative input of these young people on our latest project. 

The origami moths they have created will form a key part of the overall design for our production of Great Expectations, helping to build a vision of Miss Havisham’s strange, eerie world.”

Tickets for Great Expectations, which runs at Merton Arts Space between 30 November and 18 December, are now on sale at the desk in Wimbledon Library and on the Attic Theatre Company’s website.

November 25, 2016