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Press release: Most uncommon nonsense: Alice’s Day gyres and gimbles across Oxford on Saturday 6 July 2013. 24 Feb 2013

Sunday 24th February

“If I had a world of my own,” said Alice, “everything would be nonsense!” – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Delightfully scroobious, or uffishly vorpal? ‘Nonsense’ is the theme for this year’s Alice’s Day, which will take place in Oxford on Saturday 6 July 2013.

More than 20 historic locations and world-class venues will be taking part (including the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library and Christ Church), to celebrate the first telling, in Oxford, of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This is the sixth Alice’s Day, and the city is looking forward to the biggest and brightest event yet.

Join Alice, the Mad Hatter and friends for a whirlwind of nonsensical free events. Exhibitions, tea parties, street performances, talks, activities and – new for 2013 – a topsy-turvy trail will take you to some of Oxford’s most beautiful landmarks. Restaurants and cafes will also be getting into the spirit, with Alice-themed refreshments.

Alice’s Day is co-ordinated by The Story Museum, and has become one of the most popular events in the city’s cultural calendar. This year promises to overflow with brillig happenings, and nearly all are free. Everyone is invited to dress up and bring a picnic.

For more information on Alice’s Day past and present, visit: www.storymuseum.org.uk/alice

Date: Saturday 6 July 2013
Time: All day
Place:
Venues across Oxford city centre
Cost:
Most events are free

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Delightfully scroobious, or uffishly vorpal? ‘Nonsense’ is the theme for this year’s Alice’s Day.

Join Alice, the Mad Hatter and friends for a whirlwind of nonsensical free events in more than 20 of Oxford’s historic locations and world-class venues. Exhibitions, tea parties, street performances, talks, activities and – new for 2013 – a topsy-turvy trail will take you to some of Oxford’s most beautiful landmarks.

Dress up, bring a picnic!

Date: Saturday 6 July 2013
Time: All day
Place:
Venues across Oxford city centre
Cost:
Most events are free

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Editors’ Note

About Alice’s Day:

One golden afternoon on 4 July 1862, Charles Dodgson, an Oxford don, took Alice Liddell and her sisters on a boating picnic up the River Thames from Folly Bridge in Oxford. To amuse the children he told them a story about a little girl, sitting bored by a riverbank, who finds herself tumbling down a rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world called Wonderland. The story so delighted the 10-year-old Alice that she begged him to write it down – the result was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865 under the pen name Lewis Carroll. It became one of the best-loved children’s books ever written.

To celebrate that first telling, Oxford turns into Wonderland for one magical day every year.

Alice’s Day 2013 is supported by Oxford City Council.

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About The Story Museum

The Story Museum celebrates and demonstrates the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. Since 2005, we have been working with 10,000 children each year, focussing on schools in disadvantaged communities. In 2015 we plan to open a magical new world centre of children’s literature and storytelling in Oxford.  The museum is a charity and not-for-profit company.

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