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Mary Borden In The Forbidden Zone: An American Nurse At The Western Front: TalkMary Borden In The Forbidden Zone: An American Nurse At The Western Front: TalkThe story of how this Chicago heiress found herself at war.3rd October 2014Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Mary Borden In The Forbidden Zone: An American Nurse At The Western Front: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 3rd October 2014 - 6.45pm-8.15pm
The story of how this Chicago heiress found herself at war.
 
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
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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
 
Washington Confidential: An Insider's Guide To The Mid-term Elections: TalkWashington Confidential: An Insider's Guide To The Mid-term Elections: TalkA guide to the current political scene in the US.6th October 2014Monday 6th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Washington Confidential: An Insider's Guide To The Mid-term Elections: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 6th October 2014 - 6.45pm-8.15pm
A guide to the current political scene in the US.
 
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
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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.
 
A Century Of War Poetry With Owen Sheers: TalkA Century Of War Poetry With Owen Sheers: TalkThe poet and writer introduces works from the First World War through to Afghanistan.10th October 2014Friday 10th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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A Century Of War Poetry With Owen Sheers: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 10th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
The poet and writer introduces works from the First World War through to Afghanistan.
 
Is English We Speaking: A Reading By Jamaica's Poet Laureate: TalkIs English We Speaking: A Reading By Jamaica's Poet Laureate: TalkMervyn Morris reads the incisive poetry that characterises his work.13th October 2014Monday 13th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Is English We Speaking: A Reading By Jamaica's Poet Laureate: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 13th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
Mervyn Morris reads the incisive poetry that characterises his work.
 
The Vampire Years: Dracula On Screen: TalkThe Vampire Years: Dracula On Screen: TalkA talk about cinematic adaptations of the seminal vampire character.17th October 2014Friday 17th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Vampire Years: Dracula On Screen: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 17th October 2014 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
A talk about cinematic adaptations of the seminal vampire character.
 
Hiawatha's Wedding Feast By Samuel Coleridge Taylor: TalkHiawatha's Wedding Feast By Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Talk20th October 2014Monday 20th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Hiawatha's Wedding Feast By Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 20th October 2014 - 1pm-2pm
 
Raising The Dead: Tales Of Untold Lives: TalkRaising The Dead: Tales Of Untold Lives: TalkGothic horror-themed readings from Jamie Rhodes' collection.20th October 2014Monday 20th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Raising The Dead: Tales Of Untold Lives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 20th October 2014 - 6pm-7.30pm
Gothic horror-themed readings from Jamie Rhodes' collection.
 
Susan Hill In Conversation: TalkSusan Hill In Conversation: TalkThe author discusses her work.20th October 2014Monday 20th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Susan Hill In Conversation: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Monday 20th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
The author discusses her work.
 
Nightwalkers: Tales Of Zombies, Duppies And Soucouyants: TalkNightwalkers: Tales Of Zombies, Duppies And Soucouyants: TalkStories of sorcery, bloodsucking and shape-shifting.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Nightwalkers: Tales Of Zombies, Duppies And Soucouyants: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 6.30pm-7.45pm
Stories of sorcery, bloodsucking and shape-shifting.
 
The Life And Music Of Peter Warlock: TalkThe Life And Music Of Peter Warlock: TalkDiscover the more serious side to the composer.25th October 2014Saturday 25th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The Life And Music Of Peter Warlock: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Saturday 25th October 2014 - 10am-5pm
Discover the more serious side to the composer.
 
Brian May: Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In HellBrian May: Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In HellFrench devil tissue stereoscopic images discovered and researched by the London Stereoscopic Company.26th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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Brian May: Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  Sunday 26th October 2014 - 2.30pm-4pm
French devil tissue stereoscopic images discovered and researched by the London Stereoscopic Company.
 
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 1The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 1Christopher de Hamel discusses the Bury Bible.27th October 2014Monday 27th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 1
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 27th October 2014 - 6.15pm-7.30pm
Christopher de Hamel discusses the Bury Bible.
 
The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible.30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
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The 2014 Panizzi Lectures - Lecture 2
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 30th October 2014 - 6.15pm-7.30pm
Christopher de Hamel looks at the Winchester Bible.
 
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
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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
 
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 Event 
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.
 
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
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Cultures Of The Dark Side: A Day Of Gothic Music And Fashion: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
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DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014 - 1pm-8pm
Talks, discussions and performances incelebration of alternative style and music.
 
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
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Free Event 
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
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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
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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
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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Question Time For Entrepreneurs: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
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DATES  Monday 17th November 2014 - 6.15pm-9pm
Debate the issues facing small businesses today with some of the UK's greatest entrepreneurs.
 
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 Event 
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
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
 
 
 

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Contemporary Level 3 Flying Low: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 4th December 2014 

The Place 4 minutes walk from British Library

Discover more about working on the floor effectively....More

Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Eugene Asti And Sholto Kynoch
Concerts | On 2nd October 2014 

Kings Place 7 minutes walk from British Library

The group performs Franz Schubert's Settings Of Walter Scott's 'The Lady Of The Lake', Standchen 'Zogernd Leise' and other songs....More

Lighterage On The Thames: Talk
Exhibitions | On 2nd October 2014 

London Canal Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

With Barbara and Alun Thomas....More

Kate In The Kettle
Concerts | On 2nd October 2014 

Surya 9 minutes walk from British Library

Experimental folk from the three-piece, led by fiddler Kate Young....More

Big Art: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 27th November 2014 

Coram's Fields 10 minutes walk from British Library

Art workshop....More

I Told You This Would Happen
Theatre | Until 3rd October 2014 

Camden People's Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Library

This show takes a look behind the scenes of the boy meets girl story: less Rom Com, and more Rom ...More

Disorder DJs: Indie / 80's Pop Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 6th November 2014 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

DJs spin disco, indie and pop....More

The Besnard Lakes
Concerts | Until 3rd October 2014 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Library

This four-piece group who hail from Montreal performs its progressive rock originals....More

#SHUTDOWN Thursday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2014 

Anam 15 minutes walk from British Library

House, drum'n'bass, old skool and jungle from the residents....More

The King's Library: The Story Of George III's Books: Talk
Exhibitions | On 2nd October 2014 

British Museum 15 minutes walk from British Library

Independent speaker John Goldfinch discusses literature associated with the monarch....More

 
 
 
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