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Alice In Wonderland exhibition to open at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery

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The Laing Gallery to open an exhibition dedicated to Lewis Carroll's novel

A colour illustration of Alice by John Tenniel. © The British Library Board

A colour illustration of Alice by John Tenniel. © The British Library Board

Prepare to go down the rabbit hole once more with The Laing Gallery in Newcastle from May 14 – October 2.

Celebrating the 150th year of the children’s novel, Alice In Wonderland, the Laing Gallery has put together an exhibition so crammed it’d make the Mad Hatter’s tea party table look barren.

Expect illustrations by Pop Artists Peter Blake, Ralph Steadman and Salvador Dali, as well as one of Carroll’s own personal diaries, also featured are newly commissioned pieces, loans from the Victoria & Albert museum and selected manuscripts to loose yourself in like Alice in the land of wonder.

The exhibition has a prominent North East feel to it, with Carroll spending time with family in Whitburn, where he completed his famous Jabberwocky poem, and his father being a Rector at St Peter’s Church in Croft, Darlington.

The exhibition is accompanied with events and workshops, which celebrate one of the nation’s most loved tales.

The exhibition opens on May 14 – October 2. Tickets are available from Laing Gallery and online.

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