Late at the Library: You Are Here!

Late at the Library

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An eclectic evening dedicated to maps, atlases and all things curiously cartographic, set to a live soundtrack by special guest DJ Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne

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Doors open at 19.30. We recommend that you do not arrive at the Library before this time.

Upon arrival, get your bearings and attend an exclusive late-night opening of our exhibition Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line (included with your ticket) before trying out the latest mapping technology and applications. Be inspired by maps in all their forms (and even make your own) and meet some extraordinary artists in the process. We’ll also help you find your way to the bar with themed cocktails, drinks and food available throughout the night.

Your compère for the evening is Mark Cooper-Jones’s Geography Teacher. As seen on the BBC’s 'Russell Howard’s Good News', Mark is an exciting stand-up comedian, a Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee, as well as one third of the highly acclaimed sketch group ‘WitTank’. With much of his material derived from his past experiences of teaching geography, your host for the evening is an authoritative stand up with a penchant for rules, countries and capital city tests.

Visual artists, Balint Bolygo, Michael Takeo Magruder and Damilola Odusote, will be on hand to showcase their work, all inspired by maps. You can also take a walk through our ‘night market’ as a specially invited collection of designers and makers present their decorative, unique and practical talents creating cartographical products.

Presented by the Ordnance Survey’s innovation hub Geovation, take part in a digital and analogue showcase of all things maps. From VR to colouring in, 3D modelling to robotics, here’s your chance to mark your spot on the map.

Please note that the offer of free entry to 'London Lines: Mapping the Metropolis' for Late at the Library ticket holders, which was subject to availability, is now closed as the London Lines event is sold out.

In association with Geovation, the innovation hub of Ordnance Survey


Name: Late at the Library: You Are Here!
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546