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British Library Persian Manuscripts: Collections And ResearchBritish Library Persian Manuscripts: Collections And ResearchLearn about the Library's collection of Persian manuscripts, one of the most significant in the world in both size and importance.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Today Only
British Library Persian Manuscripts: Collections And Research
event > Leisure
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 9.30am-6pm
Learn about the Library's collection of Persian manuscripts, one of the most significant in the world in both size and importance.
 
The Art Of Gothic Launch Party And Book SigningThe Art Of Gothic Launch Party And Book SigningAn opportunity to meet journalist and author Natasha Scharf at the launch of her spellbinding new book, The Art of Gothic (Omnibus Press) as part of the British Library's Gothic season.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
The Art Of Gothic Launch Party And Book Signing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
An opportunity to meet journalist and author Natasha Scharf at the launch of her spellbinding new book, The Art of Gothic (Omnibus Press) as part of the Britis
 
Late At The Library: The SortingLate At The Library: The SortingThe award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles create a funeral-inspired experience featuring macabre performances, live music, DJs, bar and a late-night opening of the exhibition.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Today Only
Late At The Library: The Sorting
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 31st October 2014 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
The award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles create a funeral-inspired experience featuring macabre performances, live music, DJs, bar and a late-n
 
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 cli31st October 2014Tuesday 20th January 2015 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Ongoing
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 Grand Depart: Tour De Lead GraffiThe Grand Depart: Tour De Lead GraffiA display to celebrate the Tour de France's fourth visit to the UK for the Grand Depart 2014. This display includes a selection of posters from the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Tour.31st October 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Grand Depart: Tour De Lead Graffi
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd July to 30th November 2014
A display to celebrate the Tour de France's fourth visit to the UK for the Grand Depart 2014. This display includes a selection of posters from the 2012 and 20
 
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 3The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 3Christopher de Hamel looks at the Lambeth Bible.3rd November 2014Monday 3rd November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 3
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 3rd November 2014 - 6.15pm-7.30pm
Christopher de Hamel looks at the Lambeth Bible.
 
The Art Of The Gothic Album SleeveThe Art Of The Gothic Album SleeveA rare chance to hear from two of the world's most talented and prolific graphic artists: Dave McKean and Vaughan Oliver.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
The Art Of The Gothic Album Sleeve
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 11.45am-1.15pm
A rare chance to hear from two of the world's most talented and prolific graphic artists: Dave McKean and Vaughan Oliver.
 
Cultures Of The Dark Side: A Day Of Gothic Music And Fashion: TalkCultures Of The Dark Side: A Day Of Gothic Music And Fashion: TalkTalks, discussions and performances incelebration of alternative style and music.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Cultures Of The Dark Side: A Day Of Gothic Music And Fashion: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 1pm-8pm
Talks, discussions and performances incelebration of alternative style and music.
 
The New Black: From Subculture To High Culture: LectureThe New Black: From Subculture To High Culture: LectureFashion historian, DJ and writer Amber Jane Butchart chairs a panel of innovative designers whose inspirations include the Gothic.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
The New Black: From Subculture To High Culture: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 1.45pm-3.15pm
Fashion historian, DJ and writer Amber Jane Butchart chairs a panel of innovative designers whose inspirations include the Gothic.
 
Black Roses: The Killing Of Sophie LancasterBlack Roses: The Killing Of Sophie LancasterAn elegy through a series of poems by Simon Armitage, alongside the words of her mother, Sylvia Lancaster.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Black Roses: The Killing Of Sophie Lancaster
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 3.45pm-5.15pm
An elegy through a series of poems by Simon Armitage, alongside the words of her mother, Sylvia Lancaster.
 
Vampire Slaying Kit: TalkVampire Slaying Kit: TalkA rare 'Vampire Slaying Kit' on loan from the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Vampire Slaying Kit: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 5.15pm-6pm
A rare 'Vampire Slaying Kit' on loan from the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
 
Goth: The Scene That Wouldn't Die!Goth: The Scene That Wouldn't Die!David Quantick chairs a discussion on the Goth subculture.9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Goth: The Scene That Wouldn't Die!
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 5.45pm-7.15pm
David Quantick chairs a discussion on the Goth subculture.
 
Britain And The Balkans In The First World War: A British Library Seminar: TalkBritain And The Balkans In The First World War: A British Library Seminar: TalkA discussion on varying historical and political perspectives of this war.10th November 2014Monday 10th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Britain And The Balkans In The First World War: A British Library Seminar: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 10th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
A discussion on varying historical and political perspectives of this war.
 
Mapping It Out: Contemporary Cartographies: TalkMapping It Out: Contemporary Cartographies: TalkHans Ulrich Obrist discusses his new Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies.10th November 2014Monday 10th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Mapping It Out: Contemporary Cartographies: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 10th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses his new Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies.
 
Language And The Making Of Nations: TalkLanguage And The Making Of Nations: TalkA look at the relationship between majority and minority languages in the countries of Europe14th November 2014Friday 14th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Language And The Making Of Nations: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 14th November 2014 - 10.30pm-5.30pm
A look at the relationship between majority and minority languages in the countries of Europe
 
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time For Entrepreneurs: TalkInspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time For Entrepreneurs: TalkDebate the issues facing small businesses today with some of the UK's greatest entrepreneurs.17th November 2014Monday 17th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time For Entrepreneurs: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Monday 17th November 2014 - 6.15pm-9pm
Debate the issues facing small businesses today with some of the UK's greatest entrepreneurs.
 
The Gothic Graphic Story: Emily Carroll In Conversation With Isabel GreenbergThe Gothic Graphic Story: Emily Carroll In Conversation With Isabel GreenbergCanadian comics creator Emily Carroll discusses her debut collection of chilling graphic stories.18th November 2014Tuesday 18th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The Gothic Graphic Story: Emily Carroll In Conversation With Isabel Greenberg
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
Canadian comics creator Emily Carroll discusses her debut collection of chilling graphic stories.
 
Biggest Startup SaturdayBiggest Startup SaturdayThe Biggest StartUp Saturday event is back for 2014 - and is set to help more than 250 budding entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground during Global Entrepreneurship Week.22nd November 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Biggest Startup Saturday
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 22nd November 2014 - 9.30am-4pm
The Biggest StartUp Saturday event is back for 2014 - and is set to help more than 250 budding entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground during Glo
 
Cavafy and England: A Home From Home: TalkCavafy and England: A Home From Home: TalkExamining the Egyptian-born poets close links with England.24th November 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Cavafy and England: A Home From Home: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 6pm-7pm
Examining the Egyptian-born poets close links with England.
 
Through The Door: New Poetry from The Archives: TalkThrough The Door: New Poetry from The Archives: TalkAn event exploring London's archives through newly commissioned poetry.24th November 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Through The Door: New Poetry from The Archives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 7pm-10.30pm
An event exploring London's archives through newly commissioned poetry.
 
The Problem With Democracy: TalkThe Problem With Democracy: TalkProfessor Matthew Flinders suggest new ways of thinking about politics.26th November 2014Wednesday 26th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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The Problem With Democracy: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Professor Matthew Flinders suggest new ways of thinking about politics.
 
Afrika Bambaataa: 40 Years of Hip Hop: TalkAfrika Bambaataa: 40 Years of Hip Hop: TalkThe 'Godfather of Hip Hop' in conversation.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Afrika Bambaataa: 40 Years of Hip Hop: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 7pm-10.30pm
The 'Godfather of Hip Hop' in conversation.
 
Monica Ross: A Symposium: TalkMonica Ross: A Symposium: TalkA celebration of the feminist artists' life and work.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
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Monica Ross: A Symposium: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 10am-5pm
A celebration of the feminist artists' life and work.
 
Historic Punch Presents Undead At The Library: TalkHistoric Punch Presents Undead At The Library: TalkCorpses, conversation and quaffing, including an eerie tour of the exhibition.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Historic Punch Presents Undead At The Library: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
Corpses, conversation and quaffing, including an eerie tour of the exhibition.
 
The Search for Franklin's Lost Ships: TalkThe Search for Franklin's Lost Ships: TalkWith marine archaeologist Ryan Harris.1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
The Search for Franklin's Lost Ships: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
With marine archaeologist Ryan Harris.
 
Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: TalkPeter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: TalkThe renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.2nd December 2014Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Peter Hennessy Lecture: The Nature Of Memory: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - 6.15pm-7.15pm
The renowned historian reflects on memory and its place in historical enquiry.
 
On Gothic Literature: Sarah Waters, DBC Pierre And Kim Newman: TalkOn Gothic Literature: Sarah Waters, DBC Pierre And Kim Newman: TalkThe authors read from their works.3rd December 2014Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
On Gothic Literature: Sarah Waters, DBC Pierre And Kim Newman: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
The authors read from their works.
 
Ryoji Ikeda In Conversation With Christian Marclay: TalkRyoji Ikeda In Conversation With Christian Marclay: TalkArtist Ikeda discusses spectra, a tower of light he created in London.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Ryoji Ikeda In Conversation With Christian Marclay: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Artist Ikeda discusses spectra, a tower of light he created in London.
 
Gothic Tales: TalkGothic Tales: TalkAn evening of mysterious and ghostly stories.5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Gothic Tales: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 5th December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
An evening of mysterious and ghostly stories.
 
Gothic Study DayGothic Study DayA day of presentations by leading specialists for those who wish to take their interest in the Gothic to a deeper level.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Gothic Study Day
event > Leisure
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 10am-4.45pm
A day of presentations by leading specialists for those who wish to take their interest in the Gothic to a deeper level.
 
Kate MosseKate MosseKate will be in conversation with author and literary critic Erica Wagner discussing her new novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.12th December 2014Friday 12th December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Kate Mosse
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 12th December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Kate will be in conversation with author and literary critic Erica Wagner discussing her new novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, at the Budleigh Salterton Liter
 
Graham Swift Reads From England And Other StoriesGraham Swift Reads From England And Other StoriesFor this special event at the British Library, Graham Swift will read a complete story from his new collection 'England and other Stories', and talk about his new book and his writing in general with author Erica Wagner.15th December 2014Monday 15th December 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
 
Graham Swift Reads From England And Other Stories
event > Kids Events > Storytelling
DATES  Monday 15th December 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
For this special event at the British Library, Graham Swift will read a complete story from his new collection 'England and other Stories', and talk about his
 
 
 

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Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2015 

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Exploring the enduring influence that the gothic genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, Terror and Wonder: ...More

 
The Art Of Gothic Launch Party And Book Signing
Exhibitions | On 31st October 2014 

British Library

An opportunity to meet journalist and author Natasha Scharf at the launch of her spellbinding new book, The Art of ...More

The Grand Depart: Tour De Lead Graffi
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

British Library

A display to celebrate the Tour de France's fourth visit to the UK for the Grand Depart 2014. This display ...More

British Library Persian Manuscripts: Collections And Research
Leisure | On 31st October 2014 

British Library

Learn about the Library's collection of Persian manuscripts, one of the most significant in the world in both size and ...More

Late At The Library: The Sorting
Theatre | On 31st October 2014 

British Library

The award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles create a funeral-inspired experience featuring macabre performances, live music, DJs, bar and a ...More

A Gothic Gathering Halloween Party
Seasonal | On 31st October 2014 

The Booking Office Bar & Restaurant 2 minutes walk from British Library

Those looking for a sophisticated option this Halloween should head to the Booking Office at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, ...More

Marie Forbes & Sophie Nuzel: The Little Witch
Dance | Until 2nd November 2014 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

The Little Witch, aged 127.5 years old, engages in her daily six hours' worth of witchcraft exercises but she still ...More

Friday Fusion: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 5th December 2014 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

Dance yourself into the weekend....More

Family Dance Week: Dance Workshop by The Little Witch
Sporting Events | Until 1st November 2014 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

Find out first-hand what it takes to be a good witch! Moving through fields and forests, balancing over rivers and ...More

 
 
 
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