The captivating tale of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be brought to life by University of Chester students, in an event which will mark the 150th anniversary of the book, which took place in 2015 and is being celebrated this academic year.

A Taste of Wonderland is a charity event which has been organised by Rare Occasions, a company formed by events management students from the university, and will take place on Wednesday, February 10 at 2.30pm, at Northgate Church Bistro.

Guests will be served afternoon tea by characters from the book and immersed in Wonderland-themed entertainment. There will also be a performance from Bexi Owen, The Swinging Singing Showgirl, who was awarded the prestigious title of Best Musical Performer at the National Vintage Awards 2013, and begins her national Tea Room Tour later this year.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford.

Spokesperson from Rare Occasions Sue Middleton said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hold an event to raise funds for such a great charity, which supports so many local people at what can be the hardest time of their lives. Like many others, I am grateful for their hard work and compassion when they cared for my Uncle Hugh as well as family friends”.

Community fundraiser for the hospice Justin Caroe added: “We are so grateful to the students for choosing the hospice to benefit from this event. It promises to be a wonderful day celebrating such an iconic book. We rely heavily on the support of our local community to raise the £4m required each year to run the hospice.”

Tickets for the event cost £7 and include afternoon tea and entertainment from and collection can be arranged from B@49 The Hair Shop, Garden Lane, Chester.