Late at the Library: London is the Place for Me

Paddington Bear with musicians

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A night of music and dancing, with Tobago and D’Lime live

This event takes place in the British Library.

A warm and welcoming evening is in store as we celebrate the sounds of calypso, carnival and more. Performing live on the night will be Tobago and D’Lime, the band who appear in the Paddington films (onstage 20.30).

Tobago Crusoe is a calypsonian, composer, musician, emcee and master of the art form of calypso for over 30 years. He has a long history of musical collaborations including with the legendary Mighty Sparrow, Calypso Rose and Singing Sandra and has performed at festivals and events in Madison Square Garden New York, Turin, Barcelona, Germany and across the UK. Tobago was the Calypsonian-in-Residence at London Is The Place For Me festival at the British Library in September 2018.

With his band D’Lime, Tobago was invited to star as on screen 'house band' in the films Paddington and Paddington 2. The British Library is delighted to present them for this closing party for its current exhibition Paddington: the Story of a Bear – which will be open on the night (subject to capacity, at no extra cost. last entry 10pm)

Our DJs will be the legendary Gaz Mayall (Gaz’s Rockin Blues, The Trojans) and Linett Kamala of Notting Hill Carnival stalwarts Disya Jeneration sound system.

Please note, this is a standing event. It is not aimed at children although those aged 8 years and above may attend with a parent or guardian.

Doors open at 19.30.

This event will not be streamed online.

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Name: Late at the Library: London is the Place for Me
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £0.00
Student: £6.00
Registered Unemployed: £6.00
Disabled: £6.00
Senior (60+): £10.00
Young Person (18-25): £6.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546