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Lewis Carroll’s 188th birthday

Happy un-unbirthday, Lewis Carroll! Today the author of the ‘Alice’ books would have turned 188 years old.

According to the Nursery ‘Alice’, he would have liked a bowl of oatmeal-porrige best today. So here’s one to you, Mr. Carroll!

bowl of oatmeal-porridge

“Do you know, one day we remembered it was Dash’s birthday that day. So we said “let’s give Dash a nice birthday-treat, like what we have on our birthdays!’ So we thought and we thought “Now, what is it we like best of all, on our birthdays?’ And we thought and we thought. And at last we all called out together “Why, it’s oatmeal-porridge, of course!’

Talk: “Sir John Tenniel: Illustrating Alice”

On the 28th of February, there will be a talk by dr. Leo John De Freitas about John Tenniel’s illustrations for the ‘Alice’ books in London (UK).

Sir John Tenniel was born on 28 February 1820, so this talk is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birthday. The talk is organized by the Lewis Carroll Society.

Dr. De Freitas is one of Britain’s leading authorities on the history of illustration and has written books on Sir John Tenniel and other artists.

Date: Friday 28 February 2020
Time: 6.30 – 7 pm
Location: The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London
Costs: £5 (free for members of the Lewis Carroll Society)

Drawing of Sir John Tenniel

Summer Course: “Lewis Carroll in Oxford”

The University of Oxford (UK) offers several summer courses in 2020, among which “Lewis Carroll in Oxford”.

The summer course is a one-week course and part of The Oxford Experience, a residential summer programme aimed at non-specialists.

During this course, the participants will discuss the real people and places behind the “Alice in Wonderland” story, look in detail at some of the many facets of this famous tale, and see how this work of imagination has been interpreted and reimagined over the last 150 years.

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‘Wonderland’ exhibition in Singapore

If you reside in or visit Singapore soon, do pay a visit to this immersive and interactive ‘Wonderland’ exhibition in the ArtScience Museum! It runs until 22 September.

This ‘Wonderland’ exhibition is aimed at people of all ages and explores Alice’s journey through popular culture. You can discover how artists and filmmakers have portrayed Alice and her story for over a century. The exhibition makes use of theatrical sets, interactive environments, eye-catching props and audiovisual artworks to create a Wonderland. ‘Wonderland’ includes over 300 artefacts and objects including first edition books, drawings, original costumes, films, magic lantern projectors, animation and puppetry.

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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