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Electronic Resource of the Month : Naxos Music Online

Naxos Music Library

Classical Music from the worlds largest classical music label.
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Inside Abbey Road Studios

‘Inside Abbey Road Studios – through the lens of Jill Furmanovsky’
   Now untill   27th June 2018
Barbican Music Library

 

 

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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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Baileys Prize For Fiction 2018 Short list

Baileys Prize For Fiction 2018

Shortlist

The Idiot

By

Elif Batuman

 

Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, teaches ESL and spends a lot of time thinking about what language – and languages – can and cannot do. Along the way she befriends Svetlana, a cosmopolitan Serb, and obsesses over Ivan, a mathematician from Hungary. The two conduct a hilarious relationship that culminates with Selin spending the summer teaching English in a Hungarian village and enduring a series of surprising excursions. Throughout her journeys, Selin ponders profound questions about how culture and language shape who we are, how difficult it is to be a failed writer, and how baffling love is.

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Mike Greaves – An Artist’s Journey

 Mike Greaves: An Artist’s Journey

Barbican Library

2nd – 26th May

 

Mike has always been intrigued and inspired by London and in this his second solo exhibition at the Barbican Library he explores the buildings and places that give London its distinctive character.

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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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Author Spotlight – Lindsey Davis

 

Author Spotlight

Lindsey Davis

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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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