“Come in, come in! and know me better, man!” – Celebrate Charles Dickens with Storyfests SL

The Dickens Project - gates open on the 14th December
The Dickens Project – gates open on the 14th December

Friday 14th December will see the The Dickens Project open its gates for a two-week long celebration of Charles Dickens and his work as a part of the festivities which have been taking place around the world to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The Dickens Project is being organised by Storyfests SL and will taken place on land donated to the project by the Community Virtual Library at their home region of Info Island. It will comprise daily presentations (in Voice) of Dickens’ seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol and encompass some of his other works in an inateractive, immersive setting.

The schedule, as it stood on Thursday December 13th is as follows – but please make sure you check for the latest details on the Storyfests blog.

The Dickens Project
The Dickens Project

Friday December 14th, 14:00

  • Caledonia Skytower presents The Opening Story!

Saturday December 15th, 17:00

  • Avatar Repertory Theatre presentation, adapted by Ada Radius (with Singing!)

Sunday December 16th – TBA

Monday December 17th Stave One ~ Marley’s Ghost

  • 12:00 noon – Ixmal Supermarine
  • 16:00 – Corwyn Allen

Tuesday, December 18th –  Stave Two ~ The First of Three Spirits

  • 12:00 noon – Dubhna Rhiadra
  • 17:00 – Brokali

Wednesday, December 19th – Stave Three ~ The Second of Three Spirits

  • 12:00 noon – Ixmal Supermarine
  • 17:00 – Kayden Oconnell

Thursday, December 20th – Stave Four ~ The Last of The Spirits

  • 12:00 noon – Dubhna Rhiadra
  • 17:00 – Caledonia Skytower

Friday December 21st – Stave Five ~ The End of It

  • 12:00 noon – Elrik Merlin
  • 19:00 – Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower

Saturday December 22nd – OTHER DICKENS! TBA

Sunday December 23rd and Monday December 24th

  • 15:00 – Caledonia Skytower reads the novella in two 90-minute sittings

Tuesday December 25th – CHRISTMAS DAY

Wednesday December 26th – OTHER DICKENS!

  • 12:00 noon – Klannex Northmead with a selection from Little Dorrit
  • 15:00 – Caledonia Skytower with a selection from Great Expectations

Thursday December 27th – Closing Day andAlternate Versions Presentations”

The Dickens Project
The Dickens Project – presentation stage

That’s not all!  There’s more!

As mentioned above, The Dickens Project site also features places to explore as part of the celebration. These allow you to:

  • Visit Scrooge & Marley’s, and the Poulterer’s Shop  (“You mean the one as big as me?”)
  • Enjoy roasted chestnuts on the street, or an apple or a candy stick from the Grocer’s Shop
  • Get the texts of the Staves of A Christmas Carol from the Bookseller and follow along with the readings
  • Enjoy three “Gardens” celebrating visual artists inspired by Dickens Christmas Classic: Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come
  • Explore the second level and enjoy the Galleries: Notable Scrooge’s, Dicken’s London, and of course The Works of Charles Dickens.  Don’t forget to click!  There’s links a plenty in the galleries, which is accessible through the Bookseller’s Shop or on either side of Scrooge & Marley’s

Ever wonder what inspired the creation of the character Ebenezer Scrooge?  Ever wonder why Dicken’s wrote “A Christmas Carol” and then followed it up with a Christmas novella a year for the next five years?  You can discover all these things at The Dickens Project!

The Dickens Project stands as a remarkable, immersive collaborative project, bringing to life the world of Srouge, Bob Cratchit and all in word and in all three dimensions. So come one, come all and enjoy a festive treat and celebrate the life and works of Charles Dickens and the power of great literature.

The Dickens Project
The Dickens Project

All gratuities received during the event will be donated to the Community Virtual Library in SL.

Related Links

The Dickens Project
The Dickens Project