Fantastic Beasts: No Such Thing As A Fish Live

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A miscellany of fantastical animal theories through the ages, with a special guest.

This event takes place in the British Library and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In-person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

Animals have always fascinated us, but studying the creatures of the earth is often fraught with fantasy, mistranslation and error.

Join the self-proclaimed nerds of the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast, as they explore animal misunderstandings from the annals of natural history and beyond.

A live version of the award-winning podcast from the QI offices, featuring the writers of the hit BBC show. 

Special guest to be announced soon.  

No Such Thing As A Fish is one of the UK’s biggest podcasts. Each week, four nerds gather round the microphones with their four favourite facts from the last seven days. The show has toured the UK, Europe, USA and Australia, won multiple awards, and has been downloaded 400 million times – and now it’s coming to the British Library for a one-off Animals special. 

This event accompanies the British Library’s exhibition Animals: Art, Science and Sound.

Heritage fund

Audio soundscapes created by Greg Green with support from the Unlocking our Sound Heritage project

Image credit: Detail of a grotesque from the Luttrell Psalter, Add.42130, f.180v (Shelfmark: Add. 42130), © British Library Board. 

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Name: Fantastic Beasts: No Such Thing As A Fish Live
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: From £3.25 – £17
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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