Series of Clay Sculptures by Florida Designer Dave Kellum

We came across this site quite by accident, but thought these sculptures quite nice indeed.  I’m particularly fond of the Mock Turtle.  Florida artist Dave Kellum created these seven sculptures based on the original Tenniel illustrations.  Well done indeed!

Interactive Alice Event in Andersonville, IL

Starting tomorrow and ending November 2nd, Upended Productions is remounting its interactive Alice show in the Chicago suburb of Andersonville.  As their website puts it

“Taking place over an entire city block in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, this ambulatory, multi-disciplinary show doesn’t seek to retell the story of Alice in Wonderland (that’s been done and done again) but, instead, gives the audience the opportunity to BE Alice.”

Originally produced in 2004, this new production looks to be better than ever.  Weekends starting at 1p and running every 15 minutes.  Tickets here.  Part of Chicago Artists Month.

Important Update for Toronto Attendees

The meeting announcement for Toronto has been significantly updated. The Maxine Schaefer Reading venue has been announced, the Board Meeting venue has changed, as has the schedule. There are also transit maps and advice. Please click here and print out a copy for yourself. See you all soon!

Hugh Laurie Narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’-Themed Ad for EasyJet

easyJetVery fun ad with narration by Hugh Laurie for easyJet, featuring a very tardy bunny singing a very familiar Disney song.  Enjoy!

Call for Papers for Cambridge University Alice 150 Conference


 

Illustration Portrait from Reader’s Digest

Just listed at Complete Auctions, original illustration of Carroll from Reader’s Digest. Bid before Thursday and it could be yours!

Alice Themed Events at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT is planning a series of Alice-themed children’s events throughout the month of October, including Alice crafts every Sunday, a Queen of Hearts baking contest, and a workshop on how to play croquet.  Visit this page for details.

Alice in Wonderland Light Show in Sunderland, UK

This fall (or autumn as our UK friends would say) the city of Sunderland in the UK will be mounting their light show Sunderland Illuminations, from Sep 27 – Nov 2.   As in previous years, a large part of the extravaganza will feature Alice themed displays.  If your are in the neighbo(u)rhood, stop by and take some photos!

Tsum Tsum Mania!

OMG.  The Japanese have done it again.  They’ve created not only an addictive mobile game, but unbelievably cute toys to go with it.  It’s called Tsum Tsum and it is sweeping the globe.  And of course, there are Alice toys.  In the Japan Disney Store there is a set of nine minis available – originally designed as screen cleaners for your phone.  They also have larger sizes for the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, and the Baby Oyster.  At the US Disney Store, there is only a set of eight (no Baby Oyster).

Nocturnal Wonderland This Weekend

While not strictly Alice related, this weekend is the 20th annual Nocturnal Wonderland music festival, and while the music is decidedly NOT Victorian, for those who like rave/house/trance/techno/dance music at a venue with a decidedly Alice in Wonderland theme, this is the place for you.  Bring ear plugs.  Oh, and two weeks later the same promoter is hosting ANOTHER music festival called Beyond Wonderland.   Sure to be equally entertaining.  If you go, bring me a program and some kandi  :-)

If you want to get an idea of what you’re in for, watch the official trailer for Nocturnal Wonderland.