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Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day 2019

The annual ‘Inspired by Alice Family Fun Day’ in Guildford, UK is coming up! Join this day of Alice inspired entertainment on the grounds of the historic Guildford Castle.

What to expect:

  • activities for all the family
  • craft activity
  • live music
  • opportunity to explore Guildford Castle
  • stalls and refreshments

Bring a picknick to enjoy the day in the gardens. If you come dressed as a character from Wonderland, you may win a prize!

Date: 3 August 2019
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Guildford Castle, Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3SX, UK

Entry to the grounds and many of the activities is free. Castle entry is £2 for adults, £1 for children.

More information: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/22562/Castle-events

Alice’s Day 2019

The annual “Alice’s Day” is upcoming! If you are in the UK on July 6, join the festivities and activities and listen to interesting lectures from the Lewis Carroll Society.

Alice’s Day is Oxford’s annual celebration of Lewis Carroll’s books. It’s a one day event coordinated by the Story Museum and offers a day full of events inspired by the story. Venues and museums across the city offer Alice-themed events and activities, bringing the book to life and encouraging people of all ages to (re)discover Wonderland. This year’s theme is ‘Time’.

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Exhibition: “Inspired by Alice”

The Atkinson (UK) will soon open an exhibition dedicated to illustrations for the Alice in Wonderland story. The exhibition features amongst others Dodgson’s own illustrations and illustrations from his contemporaries. It examines how artists and craftspeople were inspired by the story across generations.

Items on display include: 

  • Original sketches by Lewis Carroll, which he drew for “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”;
  • Original wood blocks used for the prints in the book;
  • Salvador Dalí’s rarely seen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ illustrations;
  • Collections of Alice material from the British Library and Macmillan Publishers;
  • Illustrations from contemporary local artists.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 25 May 2019 until Saturday 7 September 2019 at The Atkinson, Southport (UK). For more information, go to https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/inspired-by-alice/.

World Poetry Day: celebrate your favorite Alice in Wonderland poem!

Today is World Poetry Day. As the ‘Alice’ stories are full of poems, we have many to choose from.

Did you know the ‘Mouse’s tail‘ poem was different in the original version of the story? In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Mouse promises Alice to explain why he dislikes cats and dogs, but doesn’t actually do that. In the original poem we do learn why!

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