Last night the British Library celebrated their newest exhibition all on Alice in Wonderland by hosting a Library Late. Food, actors in costume, drinks, edible books, and flamingo croquet? I was there and nothing was going to keep me away.
Both Sister and Friend messaged me on the same day asking to see if this was something I would like to go to. Of course I said yes and last night all of us made our way to the British Library to enjoy everything they had on offer. Just have a look at the images below – it was such a wonderful evening.
I knew that the characters were all gong to be there but actually having the chance to take photos with them, drink tea with them and just generally interact with them was one of the highlights of the evening for me.
There were also mirrors everywhere which slightly distorted your appearance. Having a look at the picture below with Friend I don’t actually know what that mirror did. But it’s a nice picture with Friend!
We then made our way to the exhibition itself. Full of various editions of the book and quirky statues it was very nice to have a look at Alice’s 150 year journey.
We then made our way to the first floor where would could make edible books and play croquet with flamingos. I am particularly proud of my edible book but it does make me thing I should have pursued a career in art.
I really do look like a monster in the picture below – this is probably why I love it so much.
Our last stop before we left was to pay a visit to the Alice in Wonderland pop up gift shop full of some of the quirkiest things I have ever seen.
We all had such an enjoyable time last night. the only problem was the amount of queuing. At times it seemed never ending! I know they are having another late tonight and if you are going have a plan and stick to it. We got distracted by taking photos with the characters so by the time we started queuing for the tour it was massive. That whole aspect could really have been managed better.
The free Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library is running until April 2016. All the information can be found here and I really do recommend it if you’re in London.