9 November 2007 – 30 March 2008
Free Activities for February Half Term
Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February 2008
Join us for myths, tales and riddles in drop-in storytelling sessions exploring the Treasures of the British Library gallery.
Suitable for families with children aged 4-11 years.
Daily from 11.30-12.15
Journey through the exhibition with storyteller Kevin Graal and discover more about the magical books, letters, maps and music on display in the Treasures gallery.
Daily from 13.30-15.30
Join storyteller Kevin Graal as he uses stories to unlock hidden secrets behind some of the most exciting items in our collection. You can then create your own imaginative story!
FREE. No booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Meet at the Information Desk in the Entrance Hall of the British Library.
Free workshops for all ages
The Learning team is offering two new workshops to accompany this
'Break the Rules' will explore the great changes
that took place within the first four decades of the 20th century
both historically and politically, paying special attention to the
explosive avant garde art movements of the time. This workshop is
available for all secondary school students, undergraduates, postgraduates
and adult learning groups and will be of particular interest to
those studying art and design.
'Play on Words' gives an opportunity for participants
with an interest in creative writing to explore
different techniques from both historical and contemporary avant
garde literature. This workshop is available for all age groups,
from primary (age 7 and above) and secondary students to undergraduates
and postgraduates as well as adult learning groups. This workshop
is also available as an extended study day. For more information
please go to the British
Library's Learning website.
Teachers' private view
Teachers and lecturers are invited to attend a private view of
the exhibition on 5 December, from 18.30 onwards. As well as getting
a chance to view the exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity
to experience part of a workshop and hear at talk from Stephen Bury,
Head of European and American Collections and curator of the exhibition.
Booking is essential. If you are interested in attending, please
contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7412 7799.