Posts Tagged ‘ British Library ’

Illuminating a thousand years ago

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

It is very unlikely that some of the items on display will be seen in the UK again for decades if not hundreds of years.



Commemorating the written word

May 16th, 2017 | By

Considering that we have one of the foremost literary gatherings in the world and a heritage of writers going back 1,500 years (it seems an omission that no writers museum exists comparable to that opening in Chicago today.



Saturday snippets: March 25th 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By

Next week, Alaska celebrates 150 years as being part of the US. India and Vietnam celebrate more British visitors and Glaswegians celebrate a new way to pay for their travel tickets!



Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.



King John’s teeth

Mar 10th, 2015 | By

When the British Library exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy, opens on March the 13th I wouldn’t be surprised if the teeth raise more interest amongst viewers than the two copies of the charter do!



England celebrates Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday

Jan 12th, 2013 | By

England is alive with the sound of music in 2013, as the year marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976), the world’s most performed opera composer born in the 20th century



Letter from London: keep the flame alive

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton runs through London’s forthcoming attractions, in a packed month that would leave even Usain Bolt breathless