on asking alice

It’s no secret that I have a strong connection to Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. As a self proclaimed English geek I loved Carrol’s manipulation of language and nonsense words in Wonderland, and his math play in Through the Looking Glass. Victorian children’s literature always struck a chord with me – it was just so poetic and had this intrinsic sense of wimsy. My relationship with Alice has developed in to my copy of Wonderland falling apart at the seams – and a half Alice in Wonderland sleeve on my left arm.

You might ask why I’m waxing lyrical about Alice on a Tuesday (when really I should be making pancakes) but the truth is – I’m just really looking forward to the Scottish Ballet’s rendition of Alice. Like…more than you can believe. Alice will be touring all over Scotland (read Glasgow,Edinburgh,Aberdeen and Inverness)…with a cheeky stint in Cardiff and safe to say this contemporary take on the classic fairy tale looks like it’s going to be breathtaking. Alice tumbles through a camera lens and ends up meeting all these fantastical characters – and she has to rely on her wits to escape Wonderland. No doubt the costumes will be fantastic, like all of Scottish Ballet’s productions.

To commemorate the release of Alice – the Scottish Ballet are having a photography competition, and my super talented friend Levi Macdonald (you may have seen her work in Indicate or Urban Outfitters) has placed in an entry. All bias aside – her entry is beautiful and you couldn’t find a more deserving winner.If you think Levi is as talented as I do (and you do) you can vote by following these easy steps
-Like Scottish Ballet‘s Facebook Page
-Like Levi Macdonald‘s picture in the photography competition album.

It’s pretty much the right thing to do.

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