The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll
Now showing at Warrington Museum until May 31
In 1840 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, an 8 year old boy from Daresbury came to see a wonderful exhibition at
the old Town Hall in Warrington. And there he discovered a treasure trove of curiosities - works of art,
specimens of natural history, and mechanical objects.
Over twenty years later the Rev. Charles Dodgson, Oxford Don, began to invent a story for 10 year old Alice
The story would become Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published in 1865 under the name he invented -
And over 150 years later Frances Broomfield here re-invents some of the eccentric characters and scenes
from this book and it companion Through the Looking Glass.
She has also re-imagined that 1840 exhibition of curiosities and wonders experienced by the young Charles
Lutwidge Dodgson for this unique exhibition at Warrington Museum.
Hurry along to Warrington Museum to see theCurious Invention of Lewis Carroll. An exhibition of Alice
inspired paintings, prints and video by Portal Painter Frances Broomfield, ending May 31
The link to my YouTube video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrISmRy_Sl0