Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Following on from the successful Barnum exhibition, our new Library exhibition space has a new exhibition - Mervyn Peake's Alice. Produced jointly with the British Library, it's fascinating display of some of Mervyn Peake's original illustrations for Alice in Wonderland which he produced in 1946.

I was lucky to go to the opening tonight, and meet briefly Sebastian Peake, Mervyn's son who helped to produce the booklet for the exhibition, and see the illustrations. They are tiny, which makes them more magical, and full of detail. The Cheshire Cat is positively evil,and the Mad Hatter looks nothing like Johnny Depp!

The exhibition is open to the public, free, and on until 29 September. Well worth a visit.

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