The British Library

The British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
  • Telephone 0843 208 1144
  • Bar open Mon-Thu 9.30am-7.30pm, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun, Pub Hols 11am-4.30pm
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  • Website www.bl.uk
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The British Library

Created in 1973, the UK's national library is also the largest in the world, based on its number of catalogued items (around 170 million). The collection features around 14 million books dating back as far as 2000 BC.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Celebrating The Centenary Of Gwendolyn Brooks

In honour of the life and work of US poet and civil rights icon Gwendolyn Brooks, The Golden Shovel Anthology includes a range of eclectic international poets, from Pulitzer and T S Eliot Prize Winners to up-and-coming names. The anthology uses a dynamic new poetic form, the Golden Shovel, created by National Book Award…

Thu 29 Jun

£8–£12 / 0843 208 1144

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World

Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels through original examples taken from the British Library's collections.

Tue 13 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00

Wed 14 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00

Thu 15 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00
…and 136 more dates until 29 Oct

Discovering Literature: Shakespeare And His Contemporaries

Join our introduction to early modern literature and gain an insight into the fascinating world that shaped their writing. Over six weeks we'll track the creative intersection between individual writers and the spirit of the age - an era of unprecedented intellectual, geographical and literary expansion. We'll explore…

Wed 31 May

£295 / 0843 208 1144

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Wed 7 Jun

£295 / 0843 208 1144

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty

From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture, explore original manuscripts, rare printed items, oral history recordings and campaign material from the Library's collection.

Fri 2 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30

Sat 3 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30

Sun 4 Jun

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 11:00
…and 107 more dates until 19 Sep

Gothic

Gothic is both highly conventional and infinitely adaptable: it changes with the times. Over the years, its casts of vampires, monsters, ghosts, zombies and persecuted protagonists have passed through Italian castles, Victorian mental asylums, New Orleans marshes - and terraced houses in Bristol. Let the British Library…

Tue 30 May

£295 / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 6 Jun

£295 / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 13 Jun

£295 / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:00 – 20:00

The Old Puppet Joruri: The Tale Of High Priest Kochi

Old Joruri, a traditional Japanese puppet theatre which originated in the 17th century, is rarely performed outside Japan. Featuring realistic puppets with lifelike features and beautifully embroidered Japanese costumes, this unique performance, specially commissioned by The Japan Foundation, tells the story of Kochi Hoin.

Fri 2 Jun

£12 (£8; £10) / 0843 208 1144

  • 19:00

Sat 3 Jun

£12 (£8; £10) / 0843 208 1144

  • 14:00

Russomania: The Russian Revolution And British Literature

Modernism in Britain took shape during a period of Russomania: British audiences were introduced to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and Mussorgsky, they flocked to see Diaghilev's Ballet Russes and they encountered a whole new literature through translations of Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, among others. But…

Thu 1 Jun

£220 / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:00 – 20:00

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