I am writing to let you know about a FREE event at the British Library -
this may be perfect for you or for someone you know so please spread the
Library of Ideas: Creative Use of The British Library
Discover how the British
Library can help you create and develop your own artistic projects
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.
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
The event is FREE however advance booking is required:
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.
We'd be very grateful for any support you could give us in helping to
get the word out; could you include this event on a newsletter, or post
on your intranet, or simply share this event with people you know. The
link to book free tickets is:
and also here is the link to our facebook event: