Writing Britain

Talk and Tour | The British Library

18, 20 September 2012 - 15:30 until 16:30

Lewis Carroll, first handwritten version of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, 1865

Tuesday 18 Sept at 6pm - 7 pm

Thursday 20 Sept 3.30pm - 4.30pm

The British Library’s summer exhibition Writing Britain examines how the British landscape has inspired the country’s great literary works. Join one of the exhibition curators for a tour that offers unique insights into the 150 literary works on display. The show brings together many first-time loans and includes such treasures as the earliest manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the original artwork for The Hobbit, which Tolkien created himself. As well as manuscripts and printed editions, there will be sound recordings, videos, letters, photographs, maps and song lyrics.

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

The British Library

96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB

Entry details

Tickets £14.

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm.
Please specify date when booking.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)