Welcome to our virtual Alice's Day! This year's theme is Picture This to mark 200 years since the birth of Sir John Tenniel, whose illustrations of Alice made him a household name. Browse our full programme of activities below.
Picture This with Chris Riddell, Saturday 4 July , 11.30
An incredible live-drawing event with the nation's favourite illustrator, hosted by Nicolette Jones.
Delve into the magical world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Story Museum Patron Chris Riddell as he guides you through Alice's adventures and reintroduces old favourites including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and Alice like you have never seen her before. Chris will also be revealing ‘Alice in Lockdownland’ inspired by your requests.
This event has now been and gone but you can re-watch the live drawing session on our Youtube Channel here. Don't forget to subscribe!
What is it about the delightful nonsense of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that gives it a sense of timelessness? The story was famously woven on a boating trip from Folly Bridge to Godstow – a journey between two of Oxford’s best-known medieval landmarks, Christ Church and Godstow Abbey, passing by the original treacle well. Read the blog written by Dr Andrew Dunning, R.W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library.
Looking for more Alice-themed resources? Here's a selection of links to more information and activities.
Cheshire Cat Chromatography with the Lightyear Foundation and Dr Sarah Bearchell
Highlights of the 1903 film of Alice in Wonderland from the BFI Archive
A short biography of Sir John Tenniel
Story Museum Patron, Dame Marina Warner's article Curiouser and Curiouser about Lewis Carroll's original illustrations as part of Tate Liverpool's 2011 exhibition on Alice in Wonderland