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Alice’s Day 2017

The annual Alice’s Day in Oxford (UK) is coming up! This year this fun event will take place on 1 July.

The day provides fun for the whole family, with many events taking place. There’s street theatre, live music, circus skills, guided tours, and more. This year’s theme is ‘riddles & puzzles’.

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“Inspired by Alice” Family Fun Day

On the 6th of August, head to the historic Guildford Castle grounds (UK) for a day of entertainment inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice!

During this ‘family fun day’, there will be amongst others:

  • performances and readings of Alice in Wonderland
  • family activities
  • craft activities
  • live music
  • stalls and refreshments

You can bring a picknick to enjoy in the gardens and come dressed as your favorite character!

When: August 6, 2017, 11:00am – 4pm
Venue: Guildford’s Heritage
Address: Guildford House, 155 High Street Guildford , United Kingdom
Entry: free

More information on the Guildford website or their Facebook event.

Exhibition: Alice in Wonderland – themes and variations

The Guildford Museum (UK) will be showing several displays from 13 May to 8 July and from 15 July to 9 September. They will be about the several themes and variations of the famous ‘Alice’ stories.

In a series of small changing displays, the museum will explore:

  • how Alice and her Wonderland have been illustrated across the years and around the world;
  • how the book has been adapted on stage and on screen;
  • how artists have been inspired by Carroll’s creations;
  • how Alice has been approprated for every purpose you can inmagine, from advertising to pop music.

 

More information on the website of the Guildford Museum.

Looking for speaker: Chess and Through the Looking Glass

The Lewis Carroll Society of the UK is looking for a speaker for a talk related to the theme of Chess in ‘Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there’.

Alice’s Day is an annual event in Oxford, UK and will be held on 1 July. The theme for this year is ‘Games & Puzzles’. The Society will be organizing several talks around this theme, but is still looking for a speaker for the talk ‘A great huge game of Chess’.

Do you have a good knowledge of both chess and of Through the Looking Glass and feel you can give an illustrated talk combining the two subjects? Please contact them a.s.a.p..

“Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say” Conference

The University of Mons (Belgium, Europe) invites you to their conference on Alice in Wonderland, called “Say what you mean, and mean what you say”. It will take place from the 19th to the 21st of April.

The conference is organised around the following areas:

  • Lewis Carroll (life, journals, other works, etc.)
  • Alice in translation
  • Adaptations of Alice
  • Alice in the (post-)postmodern era

 

The programme (pdf) for all three days is now available.
The official languages of the conference are both English and French.

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World Book Day coming up!

On March 2nd, it will be World Book Day again! A great reason to re-read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and/or “Through the Looking Glass”, or to organize a Mad Tea Party!

A Mad Tea Party or Unbirthday party is the best way to introduce your children to these classics tales. Do read my mad tea party ideas for inspiration.

Below are some costumes and items that are perfect to celebrate World Book Day:

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