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Frances Broomfield

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 -

Lewis Carroll.

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: