Taking Liberties events index
Complete list of upcoming events between now and the end of the exhibition on 1 March 2009
The events programme is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Wednesday 25 February
Woody Guthrie: Hard times and hard travellin'
A live musical programme that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. It includes Guthrie songs such as 'Vigilante man', 'Pretty boy Floyd' and 'I ain't got no home' into conversation with other songs of the era, from Joe Hill's 'The preacher and the slave' to 'Brother, can you spare a dime?'. The performer is Will Kaufman, professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire. He has published widely on many aspects of American culture and has been a semi-professional folksinger and musician for over thirty years. Presented by the Eccles Centre for American Studies, the British Library.
Event Time 18.30-20.00
Location Conference Centre, British Library
Price £6 (£4 conc). Booking recommended