Wednesday, 16 November 2011


...and through the Looking-Glass!

An Invitation!

On Friday evening the Lewis Carroll Society will be meeting at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT for From Gormenghast to Wonderland, an event to mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake, whose many accomplishments included providing memorable illustrations for Carroll's two Alice books and The Hunting of the Snark.

The artist's sons, Sebastian and Fabian Peake will be reflecting on the life and legacy of their father and I will be talking about Peake's highly individual perspective on the worlds down the rabbit-hole and beyond the looking-glass.

Doors open at 6:45 for 7:15, the event is free to members of the Lewis Carroll Society but is open to non-members for an admission charge of £8:00. Enquiries and bookings to Mark Richards on 020 7286 0776 or by e-mail:

Don't sit at home all alone...

...come and join us!

Details of how to get to The Art Workers Guild can be found here.

Images: © The Estate of Mervyn Peake


SharonM said...

Alas, I'll have to pass!

Brian Sibley said...

For heaven's sake! Glasgow's only just up the road!! ;)

SharonM said...

Would that were so!

Gerard Neill said...

Dear Brian,
Hugely enjoyed last night's talks from Fabian Peake and you.
I agree with you that the Walrus and the Carpenter is a masterpiece and depicting the carpenter, as being made of wood, a masterstroke. I remember spending a lot of time looking at it in Chris Beetles and thinking how much was lost in the Libanus re-origination.
An entertaining and erudite talk. Thank you.
Gerard Neill

Brian Sibley said...

Gerard – Thank you so much! I take that as a great compliment.
I also enjoyed the evening - especially Fabian's comparison of Wonderland and Gormenghast.