Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Open until 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Paddington: The Story of a Bear

9 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Join Paddington on a new adventure at the British Library this summer.

Events at the Library

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Mary Queen of Scots: The Power and the Glory

Far from a naïve Queen, discover how Mary wielded her power and influence.

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Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey

We mark the life and legacy of Jamaican writer and poet Andrew Salkey

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Bookbinding Masterclass

Learn about the physical structure of a book and create your own

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Africa Writes Festival – Day One

Day One of Africa Writes, the festival of contemporary African literature and thought

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Africa Writes Festival - Inherited: All Our Names

A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we inherit.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

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Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action