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Transnational Comics Symposium

London College of Communication are hosting a symposium ‘ Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics’ which broadly engages with issues of comics and transnational exchange. Papers presented will consider how comics can cross national and cultural boundaries in … Continue reading

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Film posters galore!

Monday 28th of January sees  a talk at the BFI Reuben library about film posters and whether they inspire watching films. There will be a slideshow to explore examples of fantastic film posters, from classics to obscurities, presented by BFI … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings library style!

Christmas Greetings from Aldgate Library where we have been getting creative with our Christmas Trees! As well as the traditional tree, we have joined many libraries round the world creating amazing book trees! Our effort is made from withdrawn bound … Continue reading

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Sun in December

We are certainly in need of some sun this December as the dark damp days continue, so we have put up a display in Aldgate library  celebrating our source of energy, warmth, light and life itself! The Science museum currently … Continue reading

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All things map

Currently on at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, is an exhibition celebrating Max Gill and his extraordinary maps among many other art works. There is a talk coming up this Tuesday 4th December at the St Brides Foundation, as … Continue reading

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Artist’s Books fairs and symposium

There are a few Artist’s Books related events coming up over the next couple of weeks: Artists Who Make Books symposium: Stella Maris Centre Wexford, Ireland, 30 November – 2nd December https://www.facebook.com/artistswhomakebooks/ BOOK FAIR Artist Books & Publications by Independent … Continue reading

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American Animals

Have you been to seen the film American Animals yet? It’s all about some students trying to steal valuable books from their university library! One of the books in question is a rare volume of Birds of America by James … Continue reading

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Wood

What ‘wood’ we do without wood? With our long history of furniture making courses, alot gets  used  at London Met, and we especially love chairs! Did you know we host The Frederick Parker Collection (housed in the Special Collections)? The Frederick … Continue reading

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Local History

Aldgate library, in the Calcutta House building,  is based in an area of London steeped in social and political history, and has inspired artists, writers and photographers for centuries. Currently on at Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is a photographic exhibition … Continue reading

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Botanical Illustration at the V & A National Art Library

If Botanical Illustration is your kind of thing then get yourself to the V & A National Art Library on Monday 6th August for a self-led workshop, where you can delve into some of their collections of botanical illustration from … Continue reading

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