Talk and Tour | The British Library
18, 20 September 2012 - 15:30 until 16:30
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.