Creative use of the British Library

Discover how the British Library can help you create and develop your own artistic projects. Can you be in London on Sunday 22nd April 3.30-5.00pm?

Are you an early-career artist or student looking for inspiration? Undercurrent Theatre host this chance to meet curators, get up close to some of our collections and discover how you can use the Library to develop your own artistic projects.

The British Library holds a wealth of materials which are increasingly being used as inspiration for artists and creatives alike. Find out more about the Library, how to access the Library’s collections, how to research and develop your own artistic projects using the collections as sites of inspiration and to begin an exchange of ideas.

A special event is being held at the British LibraryThe Library of Ideas: Creative use of the British Library – Sunday 22nd April 3.30-5.00pm. The event is FREE but you need to book your place in advance – book online now. You can also link up with the event on Facebook.

The afternoon will be hosted by Undercurrent Theatre, the first Associate Theatre Company of the British Library, funded by Arts Council England. In 2016 Undercurrent partnered with the British Library for their sell-out theatre production Calculating Kindness which was inspired by material from the Library’s contemporary scientific archives.

As you may know, the British Library has a collection of over 150 million items ranging from manuscripts and magazines to a sound archive and drawings. All of this is available to the public however we’ve found that sometimes accessing the library is not as easy at it seems. This is event is designed to break down barriers and give early-career artists the tools and confidence to access the materials in the British Library.

[Information sourced from the British Library]

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