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Fun ways to celebrate Alice in Wonderland anniversary
FROM unicycling jugglers to singing rowers, Oxfordshire is boasting plenty of weird, wonderful and poignant events to keep people entertained this weekend. Here we look at some of the biggest attractions and talk to organisers about exactly what visitors can expect.
WHITE Rabbits, Jabberwockys, and Snarks will run amok in Oxford tomorrow for the fourth annual Alice’s Day.
Events will be taking place across the city, from tea parties at the Ashmolean to animation workshops at the Museum of the History of Science.
The day marks the anniversary of the first telling of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell in 1862.
Staff were setting up a display for a Dodo Quiz at the University of Oxford shop in High Street.
What's on where
- All around Oxford – The Snark Hunt Geocache.
- Alice’s Shop – The real Alice’s favourite sweet shop
- Ashmolean Museum
- Magic Carpet storytelling – Mad Hatter’s tea party on the rooftop grass lawn
- Alice Tea Party and Rabbit trails
- Binsey – Visit the ‘treacle well’ at Binsey Church.
- Blackwell’s Bookshop – Mad Hatter’s tea party.
- Bodleian Library – Salvador Dali illustrations, plus storytelling in the quad.
- Botanic Garden – Children’s workshop with Shiplake College’s Mad Dogs theatre company.
- Millet’s Farm – Mad Hatter’s tea party and garden games and, later in the summer, an Alice-themed maize maze.
- Museum of the History of Science – Learn about early photography and help create an Alice’s album.
- Museum of Oxford – Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition and family drop-in activities.
- Natural History Museum – On the front lawn, the Queen of Hearts will be throwing an ‘unbirthday’ tea party. Lewis Carroll Society talks for the grown ups and an Alice trail for youngsters.
- Oxford Castle – Real white rabbits to pet and promenade theatre throughout the Castle site. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at The Living Room.
- The Story Museum – A tea party with the Mad Hatter.
- Science Oxford – Alice’s Day Discovery Zone Trail. Watch for a Snark Hunt Geocache (a high-tech hide and seek).
- Tourist Information Centre – Information on the day and a pre-Alice’s Day tour on Friday July 8.
- University of Oxford Shop – Dodo Quiz.
- Waterstones – Craftmaking with the authors of Everything Alice.
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