Contents tagged with literature

  • Alice In Wonderland Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    Tags: alice in wonderland, literature, london, events

     Verity Vincent

     CalendarClub Staff

    Fall Down The Rabbit Hole 

    As Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the world is preparing to fill their tea cups, prep the jam (NOT MUSTARD) and follow the white rabbit to Wonderland to commemorate this magical story. 

    Dreamt up back in the summer of 1862, July 4th to be exact, the tales of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the even madder Queen of Hearts and a pipe weilding Caterpillar have enchanted children and adults alike, for over one hundred and fift years. 

    To mark this incredible feat, events are taking place around the globe! However, to narrow our search, we have selected a handful of incredible events in and around London that are not to be missed! 


  • On This Day (March 6th) - World Book Day: Top 10 Children's Classics

    Tags: on this day, literature, family

    6th March 2014

    Celebrate World Book Day with these classic books for kids!

    WORLD BOOK DAY is the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world.

    This year they have given every child in full-time education in the UK and Ireland a book token so they can visit a bookshop and choose a BOOK for themselves. Last year over 1.2 million World Book Day book tokens were redeemed! So make sure you get your £1 book this week!

    Top 10 Children's Classics 

    While you're in your local book shop or library, why not look for some of these classics from our Top 10 list that you won't want your children to miss out on.


  • On This Day (January 29th) - Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    Tags: on this day, literature

    29th January 1845

    Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror.

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

    "'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door—

                Only this and nothing more."

    Born January 19th 1809, American writer, critic and editor Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his tales and poems of mystery and horror.


  • On This Day (November 20th) - The Gruffalo Live

    Tags: on this day, literature, theatre

    20th November 2013

    The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre – Opening Night!

    Tonight is the opening night of the beloved story The Gruffalo at London’s Lyric Theatre. 

    Written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the story has been adapted for the stage by Kenny Wax & Nick Brooke of KW & NB Ltd who are well established in bringing children’s theatre to the West End and UK tours.