Tomorrow’s (June 24, 2008) auction at Bonhams in London includes five items from the Blakemore family: an “original [purple] ink drawing of Edith Blakemore in a beach costume, holding a bucket and spade, leaning against a wheel” by Lewis Carroll (Lot 119); and inscribed presentation copies of “An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves… [read full post]
Christophe Leroy, president of the Rhone [France] Chess Society, invites us to the deciphering of the mysterious chess game in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There in his Alice et le maître d’échecs (Alice and the Chess Master). More information about M. Leroy’s chess adventures can be seen at www.echecs-histoire-litterature.com/index_english.html.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, in Ironbridge, Shropshire, U.K., will be hosting a fun-themed weekend on July 26 and 27, 2008, based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Visitors will be able to meet costumed characters from the book as they act out various well known scenes around the town. They can join the Hatter at the… [read full post]
The Music Center of Los Angeles County presents the admission-free (but tickets still required) 2008 Toy Theatre Festival on June 14 and 15, 2008 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Alison Heimstead and Sibyl O’Malley’s Alice in Wonderland being performed eight times over the two days.
At the Alice in Wonderland Croquet Tournament and Trunk Show on Sunday, June 8th, in San Francisco’s Stern Grove, you can attend in costume, play croquet with the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat, view the Mad Tea Party performance (with the XOX Burlesque Girls!?), enjoy the summer breeze and the beautiful creations of… [read full post]
Who knew Alice and Humpty Dumpty were on Mars!? They are some of the recently named targets within view of NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander stationed in the Martian arctic. (Click on the picture for a better view.)Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
An installation in the dining room at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia pays homage to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “In honor of the 80th anniversary of Dr. Rosenbach’s famous purchase of the Alice manuscript, we’ll set a place for Alice herself. The installation will feature selections from the Rosenbach’s collection of ceramic and… [read full post]