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!
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.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, we’re huge fans of this ballet. We’ve posted on it numerous times, and there is going to be a live stream of it this December (see this post for details). BUT, if you live in New York City and act quickly you can see it live Sept 9-14, 2014 at the Lincoln Center. Don’t be late!
I can’t believe we’re going to miss this, hopefully some of our DC-area Carrollians will get to go. The Arts Council of Fairfax County and Virginia Friend is hosting a performance of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. As their website puts it “A family-friendly evening in Strawberry Park combining orchestra and film, based on the 1915 silent movie adaptation, this hour-long program includes musical interludes between sections of the film as well as underscoring of the entire film with new arrangements of familiar children’s songs. Bring your own blanket and picnic.”
Sep 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM – Strawberry Park
A series of beautiful postal covers with lovely Alice themed illustrations has recently been auctioned off by Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries.
As we mentioned back in April, the brilliant Alice ballet by Christopher Wheeldon will be streamed to movie theaters around the world on December 16. American theater locations are now available here. I urge you to see this if you can.
The Botanical Gardens in Huntsville AL have an Alice theme running all summer (May-Aug), titled Alice’s Garden of Wonders. including a week-long camp for kids running from July 28-Aug 1. Information can be found at their website here. Read a review of the experience here and see some photographs here. Being a botanical garden I’m sure they have a most excellent garden of live flowers.
Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy! Check out our Events Page for all the details. See you there!
As if there weren’t enough cool eateries in Austin to make anyone want to head down south for the next SXSW, opening Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 is The Scarlet Rabbit. Check out their official site, Facebook page, and menu, and if you’re in the area, give us a review! I love that they call their salad menu Rabbit Food 😉
Van Sandwyk’s illustration for the book Canadian Content
On June 9th Charles van Sandwyk will give a presentation on his new Folio Society edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. If you are in the Vancouver area you should check it out. UBC Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver.