New exhibition- 'Writing Britain: Bristol Writing' - at city library
By thecriddler | Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 11:46
'Writing Britain: Bristol Writing' is a new exhibition at Bristol's central library exploring the city's rich literary heritage – from the pirates of Treasure Island to the party animals of Skins, from the Romantic Poets to Angela Carter and today's bestselling novelists.
New exhibition- 'Writing Britain: Bristol Writing' - at city library.
Held in partnership with the British Library and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the new exhibition features rare books on loan from their collections, alongside historic items from the central library's own shelves. They are displayed alongside new artworks created as part of a related youth engagement project.
After the success of 'Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands', the British Library's recent major exhibition, the library has partnered with Bristol to develop an exhibition reflecting the influence of the region on writing and writers.
Visitors can see rare items on loan from the British Library, including a first edition of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, the three volumes of the first gothic romance, written by Clifton author Sophia Lee, and a Thomas Rowlandson about laughing gas, or nitrous oxide.
Bristol Writing takes place at the city's Central Library until Tuesday, April 30 during normal opening hours and entrance is free.