Dickens, Santa and pajamas

The last two days before Christmas are upon us, and as The Dickens Project enters its final week, Caledonia Skytower will be presenting a reading of the entire novel in two parts, commencing at 15:00 SLT each day on the 23rd and 24th December, 2012.

The reading, as well as forming a part of The Dickens Project celebrations, is very much a part of SL Christmas tradition for Cale, as she explains:

Everyone has their holiday traditions.  Mine used to be about baking cookies and how much of the contents of my decoration boxes I could get out and up in the house.  Several years ago I was asked by then King Marik Zarco of the Bloodlines SL Clan of Blood Evolution to read A Christmas Carol out loud in their Kingdom.  That became an annual tradition which, in many ways, fed the kernel of an idea that eventually lead to The Dickens Project.

The Dickens Project: continues this week
The Dickens Project: continues this week

Be sure to join Caledonia as she brings us the first 90-minute reading of the novella at The Dickens Project stage at 15:00 Sunday 23rd December, and second, 120-minute reading, same time, same place, on Monday 24th December.

The Dickens Project for the Week

Celebrations at The Dickens Project will continue after the Christmas Day break, with presentations taking place on the 26th and 27th December, as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 26th – OTHER DICKENS!
    • 10:00: Caledonia Skytower & Elegia Underwood with Oliver Twist & David Copperfield
    • Midday: Klannex Northmead with a selection from Little Dorrit
    • 14:00: Dubhna Rhiadra with a selection from the Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens
    • 16:00: Caledonia Skytower with a selection from Great Expectations
  • Thursday, December 27th – Closing Day – “Alternate Versions Presentations” TBA

All events will take place at The Dickens Project stage. All times SLT.

The Dickens Project (image courtesy of Storyfests SL)
The Dickens Project (image courtesy of Storyfests SL)

Seanchai Library Readings

The Seanchai Library will be presenting suitably themed stories during the week as well, so why not join them at their home on Imagination Island?

Wednesday 26th December 19:00 – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

santaclausJoin Caledonia Skytower at Magicland as she reads from the 1902 classic L. Frank Baum children’s story,  The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Join her as she recounts how Ak: Master Woodsman of the World discovers the baby Claus in the forest and passes him into the care of the lioness Shiegra, only for Necile, a wood nymph, to take the babe as her own and persuade Ak that she should – thus earning the child the name “Neclaus” (which in our modern times of course, as the author tells us, we mis-spell as “Nicolas”). As he grows, so Neclaus is encouraged to see the world of mortals – of which he is a part – and so his adventures begin and, eventually, the legend of Santa Claus is born!

Thursday 27th December 19:00 – Pajama Party!

Favorite Bedtime Stories with Derry McMahon, Kayden Oconnell, Faerie Maven-Pralou, and Caledonia Skytower.

Please remember all events are in Voice.