FIVE OF THE WORLDS OLDEST POEMS REIMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY| inVERSE

Launching on World Poetry Day, inVERSE is a collection of five of the world’s oldest surviving poems re-imagined for the 21st century through the medium of film, by the award-winning film maker Jack Jewers. … Read More FIVE OF THE WORLDS OLDEST POEMS REIMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY| inVERSE

Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

All the Young Men is the touching memoir of Ruth Coker Burks, a woman who dedicated herself to caring for the people neglected by their families, friends and most of society during in the AIDs crisis in America in the course of the 1980’s and 90’s.  Throughout her story, Ruth comes across as such a… Read More Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

The Southbank Centre presents an outdoor exhibition celebrating Britain’s Black female professors

Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors, a celebration of Black British academics will be brought to the public in a unique free outdoor exhibition.
Commissioned and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, and photographed by Bill Knight, it features portraits of 45 professors across a broad range of subjects including law, medicine, creative writing and sociology. The exhibition runs from 10 October – 8 November 2020, timed to coincide with Black History Month, and is presented along the Southbank Centre’s very popular public riverside promenade The Queen’s Walk.
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Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day

In commemoration of Windrush Day, the Museum of London has released, for the first time, a selection of unheard oral histories from its collection. Recorded in 2018 as part of the Conversation Booth project at The Arrival event in City Hall, the Windrush Conversations tell each individual’s unique story of arrival in London and their… Read More Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day

Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

*Warning: There are spoilers in this one. Sorry but I just couldn’t help gushing about it* As soon as I heard about Hamnet I wanted to read it. As someone who has loved Shakespeare’s plays since childhood just hearing that I could read a story written about the writer and his son sparked my excitement.… Read More Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

Library of exile, the acclaimed installation by British artist and author Edmund de Waal featuring 2,000 books by exiled writers from Ovid to the present day is presented at the British Museum from 12 March – 8 September 2020. The temporary pavilion is designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, with visitors encouraged to… Read More Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

Here comes the sun: British Museum acquires incredible 3000-year-old gold pendant

In May 2018, a metal detectorist in Shropshire made the find of a lifetime: cushioned by peaty soil for 3,000 years was an astonishingly well-preserved gold pendant decorated on all its shimmering surfaces with semi-circles and geometric motifs. One side shows a stylized sun – a rare and hugely significant addition to the art and… Read More Here comes the sun: British Museum acquires incredible 3000-year-old gold pendant

Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

A unique brooch that belonged to Millicent Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (1890 – 1919) will go on permanent display for the first time this week at the Museum of London. The brooch, on long-term loan from the Fawcett Society, is highly symbolic and represents the long struggle for women’s… Read More Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels

Everyone loves a rebel. Someone who stands up for what they believe in even if they might be afraid of what the consequences might be. In children’s literature they are often the moral compass of the tale. They are the character standing up for what is right. It is these characters that are at the… Read More Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels

Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art

The story of the fall of Troy is one that has survived the test of time through endless retellings during in every time period since the era of Ancient Greece. The classic myths and their influences are still as popular today as they were when the stories were first told orally by story tellers to… Read More Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art