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19 Nov 2015

Late at the Library: Fairy Tales and Wonderlands

Amei-zing alicedelic event!

Source of the texts: British Library site > much more to see!

"Explore the brand new Alice in Wonderland exhibition out of hours and delve into the fantastical, the fabulous and the fairy tale at this special event co-curated by Ark 

Sue Blackwell

 Join us for cabaret, storytelling, live music, film and things to make and do, as well as plenty of fine food and drink. And don’t miss our Alice in Wonderland Pop-up Shop, overflowing with unique goodies.

 Among the entertainments for you to enjoy are:

 The Chimera of M and a new surreal animation 

Beautiful, surreal and strange animation from Sebastian Buerkner, who will be showing a newly commissioned silent story animation, and his The Chimera of M, which takes 3D to an astoundingly colourful and creative level. Screenings for the 3D film take place every half hour throughout the evening.

 Chloe Spicer 

 Join artist Chloe Spicer as she leads creative workshops where you can make an edible fairy tale book of your own to read and devour, or a fabulous book art hat, crown or fascinator to prance about in.

Alice and Alice 
(more in the next post)

Alice and her mirror image Alice explore their darker sides in this funny and gently disturbing piece by acclaimed performance artists Cocoloco. Poetic and just a little naughty.

 The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Eat, drink and be merry with the cast of Alice at the table of the Mad Hatter. An amazing troupe of international actors, noted for their street theatre performances across London, bring the greatest of all tea parties to life in flamboyant style.

 Betty Steeles 

Betty Steeles’ music is influenced by strange, beautiful minds as well as ugly and uncompromising situations. Featured in the quirky independent film Malice in Wonderland, she brings her distinctive voice to the evening’s proceedings.


DJ GG will be bringing along his 78s and pulling out all the stops as he spins his playlist of swing, oddness and silliness. You will definitely dance to his tune.

Wolf Alice 

Actress Adjoa Andoh reads Wolf-Alice, a brilliantly gothic, twisted short story by Angela Carter with live illustrations by Gabi Froden.

Literally Fantastical 

 Ark have created an immersive story show around the hidden corners of the Library. Each of the five spaces visited becomes a staging post for tales of the fantastical. Stories on the Friday evening journey include an abstruse rewrite of a fairy tale in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, written and performed with film by Ross Sutherland; an audio story about a pigeon with an unusual fetish by Ellen Wiles; fairy tale inspired songs sung by Maeve Leahy and dance by Rob Hesp amid book art sculpture by Su Blackwell; and a newly commissioned story of a runner’s encounter with a vampire by Emma Jane Unsworth Finally, a Neil Gaiman story about books, memories and dreams read by Timothy Allsop."

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