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April 2016

Alice in Wonderland Exhibition

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators. Come and see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. Discover how Lewis Carroll’s story has been re-imagined, re-interpreted and re-illustrated over the last 150 years with newly commissioned articles, a…

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Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in Print

12 April, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom

Taking inspiration from the Guildhall Library’s collections, Dr. Peter Ross (Guildhall Library Principal Librarian) will look at the various books printed at the time of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the plays and the playwrights. His talk will include a look at the First Folio itself. This FREE event is hosted by the Guildhall Library

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Shakespeare in Ten Acts

15 April, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers. Imagine how audiences reacted to ground-breaking moments like the first stage appearance by a female actor in 1660 and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor in 1825. Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A…

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Shakespeare’s Musical Brain Conference

16 April, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£95

Unsurprisingly, reflecting the immense influence and inspiration that Shakespeare’s work has brought to all the various art-forms over the centuries, 2016’s commemorative activities will include many operas, ballets, orchestral and choral works, chamber music recitals and exhibitions, that draw upon his plays and poetry.  This conference, however, aims to turn the subject through 180° so as to explore the vital importance of music to Shakespeare himself and the role it played in his and his company’s creative processes as well…

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March 2017

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

13 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 19 March, 2017

Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground
South Bank, London SE1 9PP United Kingdom
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A life-size Batmobile, built from half a million LEGO bricks, is just one of the 120 models on display in The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes. Superman, Wonder Woman and all the super heroes are here, in a specially built space in the Doon Street Car Park on the South Bank. DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and others have all been built out of LEGO by former lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya who, like so many of…

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March 2019

Cats on the Page

11 March, 2019 - 17 March, 2019
The British Library, Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and inspire. Renew your acquaintance with familiar favourites including Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting…

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Portraying George Eliot

11 March, 2019 - 17 March, 2019
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE
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This display marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot (1819–80), one of Britain’s most renowned novelists. Born Mary Anne Evans on 22 November 1819, she embarked on her career at the relatively mature age of thirty-two. Evans adopted the pseudonym ‘George Eliot’ to retain her anonymity. Since 1853, she had been romantically involved with a married man, the writer George Henry Lewes; although separated from his wife, their relationship was regarded as improper. Eliot also had concerns about…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat.

11 March, 2019 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:10 am, repeating until 17 March, 2019

Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383 - 387 High Street,
London, E15 4QZ United Kingdom
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An immersive exhibition of the world of Judith Kerr’s creatures. Saturday 16 February – September 2019 Open every day, times vary. £1.50 (£1 Annual Pass holders) in addition to your Day Pass. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. “Suddenly there was a ring at the door… The Tiger said, ‘Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?’” Join The Tiger for tea and hear the tale of his surprise visit to Sophie and her…

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