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Finding Alice in the Museum in the Park
You are invited to a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Sunday 19 July, 2pm to 4pm. Families in Stroud are invited to a Mad Hatters tea party on Sunday to mark the launch of a new trail at the Museum based on the adventures of ‘Alice in Wonderland.
'Finding Alice' has been devised by journalist Tracy Spiers who has just graduated with a first class honours degree in Illustration from the University of Gloucestershire. It is part of the country's celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic.
The mother of five has designed an illustrated concertina book depicting 12 images which relate to Alice in Wonderland yet can be found in the museum among the collections. The trail has been put together ready for the summer holidays and participants who complete it, will receive a button badge designed by the artist.
"It's amazing what objects there are that have a local significance yet are familiar to the story. Children will be encouraged to look high, low and pull out drawers to find the Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and other curious things. It's been great fun to do and hopefully young visitors will like it too," explains Tracy.
To help launch the trail next Sunday, Tracy's sister, local actress Kim Baker will be dressed as Alice and will try and keep order of the tea party as the Dormouse sleeps and the Queen of Hearts shouts demands. As well as reading excerpts from Alice in Wonderland, she will be organising a few Alice-related games.
Tracy and Kim have a special connection to the Museum. Their mum Jan, who will be dressed as the Queen of Hearts, spent her childhood living in the mansion house when her father, George Ham was in charge of the park grounds.
The tea party starts at 2pm and the trail will then be available throughout the summer holidays. Come along and try it out!
The alternative St Georges Day at The Museum in the Park, Stroud
Stroud's Museum in the Park is set to mark a wonderfully quirky alternative to St George's Day on Sunday 23 April, 3pm–5pm.
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
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