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..

Alice in Wonderland themed Easter eggs

Easter is coming up! How about decorating your eggs like Alice in Wonderland characters? In this post you can find several great ideas!

You can either use boiled eggs and eat them during your Easter lunch, or you can blow out the eggs and use them as decoration.

Humpty Dumpty Easter egg

The most obvious way to decorate your Easter eggs is of course to make them look like Humpty Dumpty. Paint his body all over the egg, or add a bow tie on a ribbon, and trousers and feet made of fabric so he can actually sit on a wall! Consider using googly eyes for his face.

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“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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