Alice’s Day

Alice and Red Queen

About the event

Download the full Alice’s Day 2015 Guide

Alice’s Day 2015 returns for a day of tea-parties, croquet, storytelling, workshops and much more in venues all across Oxford – and most events are free! It’s going to be a truly frabjous day – just click here for the latest detail of the programme  or join our mailing list for up-to-the-minute information. This year we’re also looking for members of the public to join in on the day by being one of our 150 Alices and by learning to sing and dance a lobster quadrille to perform on the day. And if you can’t wait until Saturday 4 July, check out these Alice events happening the week before.

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Would you like to be an Alice on Alice’s Day?

This year, to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’re aiming to recruit 150 members of the public to dress up as Alice and help us to celebrate! Applications are open to all regardless of gender or age – all we ask is that you’re available between 9:30 – 12:30 on Saturday 4th July, and are able to provide your own costume. As part of our 150 Alices, you will help us launch the day in a spectacular gathering of the weird and wonderful!

If you would like to apply to be one of our Alices then please email us with following information:

– Name
– Age
– Email
– Phone number
– Postcode

– In no more than 100 words please tell us why you would like to be Alice for the day, including details of your proposed costume.  

Once we have received your application, we’ll be in touch to let you whether you have been successful!

Tenniel illustration of lobsterCome and learn to sing and dance a Lobster Quadrille

This year for Alice’s Day the 12 chapters of the book will be played out across the city in various venues and in various ways. For the chapter in which Alice meets the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle and learns to dance a Lobster Quadrille, we’re inviting members of the public to come along and learn to sing and dance our very own version. The performance will take place on Alice’s Day, 4 July from 12.30-13.30 outside the University Museum of Natural History and everyone, of all ages and abilities, is welcome to join.

We’re running open workshops to learn the song and the dance steps so just sign up using the links below.

Saturday 27 June, 12.00-13.00
Singing workshop with Roger Jackson at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
Sing up for this FREE workshop

Saturday 27 June, 16.30-17.30
Dance workshop with Emma-Jane Greig at The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP
Sing up for this FREE workshop

Saturday 4 July, 10.00-11.00
Singing workshop with Roger Jackson in The Refectory, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
Sign up for this FREE workshop

Saturday 4 July, 11.00-12.30
Dance workshop with Emma-Jane Greig in The Refectory, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND
Sign up for this FREE workshop

For the full programme on Alice’s Day click here.

What is Alice’s Day?

Alice’s Day is a yearly celebration of Alice In Wonderland. It is co-ordinated by The Story Museum with more than 20 partner venues across Oxford (including The Bodleian, Ashmolean, Museum of Natural History & Pitt Rivers, Botanic Garden and many more) offering a host of activities to transform Oxford into Wonderland for one magical day – and most events are free!

Alice’s Day is supported by Oxford City Council Oxford City Council logo

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