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Literary Crossdressing and the DiasporaLiterary Crossdressing and the DiasporaExploring the work of African Diaspora writers.13th July 2014Sunday 13th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Literary Crossdressing and the Diaspora
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 13th July 2014 - 1.45pm-2.45pm
Exploring the work of African Diaspora writers.
 
Future Africa: Sci-Fi, Innovation and TechnologyFuture Africa: Sci-Fi, Innovation and TechnologyA look ahead to the future of African writing.13th July 2014Sunday 13th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Future Africa: Sci-Fi, Innovation and Technology
event > Business Events > Conferences | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 13th July 2014 - 4.30pm-5.30pm
A look ahead to the future of African writing.
 
Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UKComics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UKComics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UKThis major exhibition at the British Library will explore some of the darker and more complex themes to emerge from the UK's rich tradition of comic books and graphic art. While the exhibition will examine some of the early precursors to the British comic tradition such as William Hogarth, George Cruickshank and Punch magazine, it will mainly focus13th July 2014Tuesday 19th August 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Comic Book and Cartoon Art
DATES  2nd May to 19th August 2014
This major exhibition at the British Library will explore some of the darker and more complex themes to emerge from the UK's rich tradition of comic books and ... More about this event
 
Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton And Friends: From The Comics Underground To The Courtroom: TalkRobert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton And Friends: From The Comics Underground To The Courtroom: TalkCartoonists talk about their careers.14th July 2014Monday 14th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton And Friends: From The Comics Underground To The Courtroom: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 14th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Cartoonists talk about their careers.
 
The Forgotten Soldiers: Panel DiscussionThe Forgotten Soldiers: Panel DiscussionA panel discussion looking at the legacy of black soldiers who fought in the First World War.16th July 2014Wednesday 16th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The Forgotten Soldiers: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Wednesday 16th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
A panel discussion looking at the legacy of black soldiers who fought in the First World War.
 
The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day OneThe International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day OneWith Paul Gravett and Pascal Lefevre.18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day One
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Friday 18th July 2014 - 10am-5pm
With Paul Gravett and Pascal Lefevre.
 
Posy Simmonds And Steve Bell In ConversationPosy Simmonds And Steve Bell In ConversationIllustrator and graphic novelist Simmonds discusses her work with cartoonist Bell.18th July 2014Friday 18th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Posy Simmonds And Steve Bell In Conversation
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 18th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Illustrator and graphic novelist Simmonds discusses her work with cartoonist Bell.
 
The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day TwoThe International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day TwoWith Scott Bukatman, Mike Carey and Dave Baillie.19th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day Two
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 19th July 2014 - 10am-5pm
With Scott Bukatman, Mike Carey and Dave Baillie.
 
Enduring War: Grief, Grit And HumourEnduring War: Grief, Grit And HumourThis exhibition at the British Library showcases letters and diaries from serving soldiers and their relations as part of the World War One centenary commemorations.19th July 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Enduring War: Grief, Grit And Humour
event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  19th July to 12th October 2014
This exhibition at the British Library showcases letters and diaries from serving soldiers and their relations as part of the World War One centenary commemora... More about this event
 
The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day ThreeThe International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day Three20th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The International Graphic Novel And Comics Conference: Day Three
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Sunday 20th July 2014 - 11.30am-4pm
 
1914: Goodbye To All That: Talk1914: Goodbye To All That: TalkWith Lavinia Greenlaw, Erwin Mortier, Kamila Shamsie, Ali Smith and Ales Steger.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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1914: Goodbye To All That: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 28th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
With Lavinia Greenlaw, Erwin Mortier, Kamila Shamsie, Ali Smith and Ales Steger.
 
Bryan Lee O'Malley: TalkBryan Lee O'Malley: TalkThe writer discusses his work.15th August 2014Friday 15th August 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Bryan Lee O'Malley: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 15th August 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
The writer discusses his work.
 
The Music of War: 1914-1918: ConferenceThe Music of War: 1914-1918: ConferenceSpeakers from 12 countries will consider the contribution of music to the war, including government propaganda, commemoration, therapy, morale boosting and entertainment.29th August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
The Music of War: 1914-1918: Conference
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  29th August 2014 at 9.30am-8pm, 30th August 2014 at 9.30am-7.30pm & 31st August 2014 at 10.30am-5.15pm
Speakers from 12 countries will consider the contribution of music to the war, including government propaganda, commemoration, therapy, morale boosting and ent
 
War Women And SongWar Women And SongDrama, music and comedy in a production by Anna Farthing and Bea Roberts, bringing to life the experience of those who toured to theatres of war.30th August 2014Saturday 30th August 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
War Women And Song
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  Saturday 30th August 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Drama, music and comedy in a production by Anna Farthing and Bea Roberts, bringing to life the experience of those who toured to theatres of war.
 
Alan Rusbridger: Reflections On Press Freedom: TalkAlan Rusbridger: Reflections On Press Freedom: TalkAlan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media, will share his views on freedom of the press. During his editorship at The Guardian he has fought a number of high-profile battles over press freedom and libel including the 2013 NSA leaks.8th September 2014Monday 8th September 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Alan Rusbridger: Reflections On Press Freedom: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Monday 8th September 2014 - 6.30pm-8.15pm
Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media, will share his views on freedom of the press. During his editorship at The Guardian he has fought a
 
Dylan Thomas: Return JourneyDylan Thomas: Return JourneyBob Kingdom plays Thomas in this acclaimed celebration of the Welsh poet's last great lecture tour. Originally directed by actor Antony Hopkins.12th September 2014Saturday 13th September 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
event > Theatre > Solo
DATES  Friday 12th September 2014 at 6.30pm-8pm & Saturday 13th September 2014 at 2.30pm-4pm
Bob Kingdom plays Thomas in this acclaimed celebration of the Welsh poet's last great lecture tour. Originally directed by actor Antony Hopkins.
 
International Translation Day 2014: DiscussionInternational Translation Day 2014: DiscussionThe annual event for the translation community.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
International Translation Day 2014: Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 26th September 2014 - 9am-5pm
The annual event for the translation community.
 
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic ImaginationTerror and Wonder: The Gothic ImaginationTerror and Wonder: The Gothic ImaginationExploring the enduring influence that the gothic genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at the British Library provides a comprehensive look at gothic literature. Ranging from Horace Walpole to Angela Carter, there will be over 200 rare exhibits including manuscripts, paintings, film cli3rd October 2014Tuesday 20th January 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  3rd October 2014 to 20th January 2015
Exploring the enduring influence that the gothic genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at the Br... More about this event
 
The Pen Pinter Prize 2014: TalkThe Pen Pinter Prize 2014: TalkSalman Rushdie receives 2014's PEN/Pinter Prize.9th October 2014Thursday 9th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
The Pen Pinter Prize 2014: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 9th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Salman Rushdie receives 2014's PEN/Pinter Prize.
 
 
 

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The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

To mark the 250th anniversary of William Hogarth's death, the Foundling Museum presents Progress, bringing together for the first time ...More

 
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