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O Frabjous Day!

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Or days to be precise….. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland the Story Museum is holding a special Alice weekend on the 7th and 8th of July. Based in Oxford their ” Alice Day” is in its 5th year and a special programme of events are to be held for this 150th anniversary including a re-enactment of the Caucus Race on the Sunday.


Ashmolean Queen of Hearts {picture credit Marc West from the Story Museum }

Go and look at the Story Museums pages for more information about this and also their summer exhibition ‘Tea with Alice’ which runs 28 June – 16 September 2012.  This exhibition reveals the new golden age of Alice illustration – with original illustrations from contemporary artists both published and unpublished.  As someone slightly obsessed with both children’s illustration and the Alice books this is a wealth of new and old ‘eye candy’ !

 Dusan Kallay.jpg  This wonderful image is from Dusan Kallay, A Slovac illustrator who is one of the artists included, along with the former Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne two wildly differing styles yet both perfectly capturing the spirit of “Alice”

The Story Museum in Oxford – in their own words –   exists to celebrate children’s stories and to share 1001 enjoyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow.We take story performances, exhibitions, activities and ideas to schools and communities. In 2014 we plan to open a magical new centre of children’s literature and storytelling in the heart of Oxford, UK.”


About aalid

Book loving, craft obsessed, retro, library working, slightly geeky female. Probably old enough to know better but refusing to learn, persistantly looking for the aesthetically pleasing in life to cheer up my apparently miserable face! The Mage and Raven is my bookshop - it doesnt exist - except for inside my brain.

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