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British Library pays homage to children’s books illustrators
British Library pays homage to children’s books illustrators

British Library pays homage to children’s books illustrators

While we are told that the written word should in of itself fire up the imagination, children's books still tend to come with some sort of illustration in them to assist the young reader -- and many of those illustrations go onto become classics in their own right.

Oct
08
2013
The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda
The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda

The British Library explores the dark arts of Propaganda

A new exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the art and effect of Propaganda as perpetuated by governments across the world. We all know what propaganda is though - don't we?

May
19
2013
Murder in the British Library
Murder in the British Library

Murder in the British Library

A slightly quirky display about the crime novel genre has been opened at the British Library with a total of 26 vignettes on display - one per letter of the alphabet.

Jan
18
2013
Visiting an archological dig behind the British Library
Visiting an archological dig behind the British Library

Visiting an archological dig behind the British Library

Behind the brick edifice of the British Library is a large plot of still derelict land which will shortly be turned over to builders for the construction of a medical research centre (with public areas!) but as usual with any

Apr
16
2011

Inventors, your country needs you!

Oh dear, a time for a fisking of a press release: According to the statement: “over half of the those working in the UK’s creative industries, a staggering 52% of the 1000 people surveyed, have never had an idea for

Sep
06
2010

British Library adds a million pages of Victorian Newspapers to its archive

A resource that I find quite invaluable when researching odd bits of history is the British Library’s online digital archive of old newspapers, and this morning, they announced that the collection just increased by around a third to some three

Mar
29
2010

Curiouser and curiouser at the British Library

Put actors, Christopher Lee and Michael Sheen on a stage together with writer Will Self and self-confessed Tim Burton luvvie, Mark Salisbury and you have a Wonderland of Alice to enjoy. As part of the round of interviews and publicity

Feb
25
2010

Curiouser and curiouser: The genius of Alice In Wonderland

When checking the British Library for things to add to the events calendar last month, there was a listing for an event on Feb 24th relating to Alice in Wonderland – with a note that “Programme and special guest speakers

Feb
13
2010

Antique Maps at the British Library

I heard about this earlier in the year, but the formal announcement was made yesterday – there will be another display of maps at the British Library this summer. As a total antique maps geek, with rather too many automated

Jan
28
2010
The Tudors – special preview screening of Series 3
The Tudors – special preview screening of Series 3

The Tudors – special preview screening of Series 3

A note about an event that needs booking tickets for as the British Library is hosting a special preview screening of the first episode of series 3 of the TV series, The Tudors. This season sees Henry VIII increasingly in

Apr
13
2009