I’m so excited about the coming weekend in Oxford I can hardly contain myself!
On Saturday, 6th of July, it’s Alice’s Day.
Alice in Wonderland comes alive across different venues in Oxford. A tribute to the Lewis Carroll and his brilliance in the literary nonsense genre, the theme this year for this event is Nonsense. A carte blanche for people to express their silliness, their inner child. I’m used to a Mad Hatter or two running around Oxford on most days, but Saturday will be different. There will be a lot of them!
The program for the day is so packed that I’m struggling to choose from all the exciting things happening, lots of them are free too: There’s storytelling, face painting, discovering everything about dodos and even meet one in person! Salvador Dali’s works will be displayed. There are themed walks, picnics and riddles, crafts galore for young and old. I just know my kids will love it! And so will I and Dadonthebrink.
A couple of fellow bloggers are joining me at the Ashmolean Museum for an adventure trail.
Then after that exhausting day we have the Cowley Road Carnival to look forward to on Sunday, an event that celebrates the diverse culture of the East Oxford.
The Cowley Road Carnival is a food festival and cultural festival rolled into one.
There are usually different ethnic stalls set up with foods from around the world, while across different stages all genres of music are represented. (Shh! My favourites are usually the Latin music and the dance performances. ) There’s a basking spot, opportunity to learn to knit, kids’ craft corner along with so much more.
(Picture: Count Drachma, who will be playing on Sunday, playing in the Truck Store.)
It’s a perfect day to just sit and people watch, enjoy your favourite music and food or throw yourself in dance the day away. Oh happy memories! 😉
The highlight of the carnival is the procession with schools and community groups from across Oxford creating very imaginative displays, dance routines. This year’s theme is Wheels of Change, celebrating 100 years of car making in Oxford.
I shall be tweeting lots of pictures. 🙂
The weather forecast looks to be great, (though we have had an amazing time before even in the rain.)
The atmosphere of lots of happy people just draws you along. If you are free this weekend come along and join the fun!
What would you be dressing up as for a bit of Alice in Wonderland nonsense?
What’s your favourite genre of music?