Sunday 18th July will see a free Chess Festival in London. Taking place in Trafalgar Square the event will celebrate the 15oth anniversary of  Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as well as the 170th anniversary of the most famous game ever played. The ‘Immortal Game’ was actually played only a short walking distance from Trafalgar Square.

There will be many exciting things to do and see on the day

  • Free chess lessons for children and adults from professional chess teachers and top UK players

  • ‘The Unofficial World Giant Chess Championship’ – 6 giant chess boards for people to play on

  • A human chess game based around Alice Through the Looking Glass performed by professional actors

  • 100s of chess tables for children and chess fans to play with each other

  • Challenge a Grandmaster at speed chess

  • Blindfold Chess exhibition

  • Giant screens broadcasting online games between players in London, Liverpool, and St Petersburg, Russia

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