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Carnival costume designed by Ray Mahabir of Sunshine International Arts in 2015, based on Bele or Bel Air, a drum dance and song closely linked to Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration. On display in West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, photographed by Toby Keane
Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Photography courtesy of the British Library
Alice, as she grows larger.
Felabration poster designed by Lemi Ghariokwu for the West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song 'Late at the Library' Fela Kuti special event
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For more information about the Bedford Hours, please see our post for January 2016; for more on medieval calendars in general, our original calendar post is an excellent guide. Calendar page for October from the Bedford Hours, France (Paris), c....
We had a quick Q&A with Toast co-founder Jessica Seaton ahead of her appearance at the British Library
It seems very approporiate to post about the new Living Knowledge Network on #Followalibrary day. This new network is a nationwide partnership between three national libraries and 21 major libraries in cities and towns across the UK, with a shared...
In a recent blog about swans, my colleague Cheryl Tipp used a recording of the famous work by Saint-Saëns, Le Cygne. Normally played on the cello, she found an arrangement for violin played by the American violinist Albert Spalding. Along...