The British Library
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
A copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland is sent to The British Library – an institute that has amassed a collection of more than 150 million items and adds some 3 million new items each year. The public can apply for access to the reading rooms, or simply explore the permanent and temporary exhibits in the John Ritblat Gallery. Here, some of the most famous written and printed items in the world are displayed, and you might see the Lindisfarne Gospels, Shakespeare’s first Folio, Handel’s Messiah, the Gutenberg Bible, drafts of the Magna Carta and the Beatles’ manuscripts.
British Library 96 Euston Rd
What's on at British Library
Poetry, Hip hop
Spoken word artist – and Chaucer FFWD's creative director – Charlie Dark and performance poet Patience Agbabi lead a team of young Londoners (aged 16-24) in a new, workshopped urban music adaptation of four of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. Also...
Fashion, Historic home, Things to do
Everyday British life changed forever at the hands of the Georgians. Whether you see the period as bawdy and hedonistic, or tastefully stiff upper lipped, 1714 to 1830 was a turning point in British society. This show, filled with illustrated books,...
Art and design, Things to do
How do you picture Peter Pan? Disney-style, all neat and nimble? How about Willy Wonka? Or Paddington Bear? This British Library exhibition takes a look at how we identify with characters through illustration by presenting drawings based on ten classic...