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You never forget the first book that inspired you.

I’ve never been a person for romantising too much, but a book was returned to Artizan Street Library and it was if I was hurled back in time (which given the subject matter is ironic). I can remember Clapham Common Library 1976, it was two weeks before my 12th birday.  The book was ” The Gauntlet” by Ronald Welch. It changed me forever.

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Artizan Library Reading Group met to discuss: The Noise of Time by Julian BarnesArtizan Library

Artizan Library Reading Group Discuss

The Noise of Time

By

Julian Barnes

 

“And so, it had all begun, very precisely, on the morning of the 28th of January 1936, in Arkhangelsk. He had been invited to perform his first piano concerto with the local orchestra under Viktor Kubatsky; the two of them had also played his new cello sonata. It had gone well. The next morning he went to the railway station to buy a copy of Pravda. He had looked at the front page briefly, then turned to the next two. It was, as he would later put it, the most memorable day of his life”

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Inspiration: Artist’s and their Muses

Inspiration

Artists and their  Muses

A Talk by

Alexandra Epps.

Wednesday 30 May

12.30 – 1.30

Barbican Library

Admission FREE but advanced booking is advisable

Please telephone 0207 638 0569

or

email barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the presence of certain other people in their lives that motivated them to create their best work.

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CITYREAD LONDON 2018: The Muse an Open Reading Group

Open Reading Group to Discuss 2018 Cityread

The Muse

By

Jessie Burton

Tuesday 29 May

Barbican Library

Admission FREE but advanced booking is Essential

Please telephone 0207 638 0569

or

email barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

 

 

On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick,who unlocks a potential Odelle didn’t realize she had…

 

 

 

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Play Reading Evening – To Sir with love

As part of Cityread London 2018 Barbican Library are pleased to announce a..

Play Reading Evening

To Sir With Love

by

E L Braithwaite

(adapted for the stage by Ayub Khan Din)

Barbican Library

15 May

6 – 9pm

Admission FREE but advanced booking is Essential

Please telephone 0207 638 0569

or

email barbicanlib@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life by Mark Lowery

The amazing Maisie returns to review

The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life

By

Mark Lowery

Roman Garstang is obsessed with food – particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts – but he is about to learn that things are not always as sugar-coated as they might seem. Because of his Monday-morning jam doughnut, Roman’s week takes a very sticky turn.

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Electronic Resource of the Month : Naxos Music Online

Naxos Music Library

Classical Music from the worlds largest classical music label.
Log in with CL prefix followed by your library card number.

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