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It’s About Time!

It’s that time again! Time to put your clocks back this Sunday, and while you are pondering the concepts of time, why not check out our book display at Aldgate Library all about watches, clocks, and time itself. In perfect … Continue reading

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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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The Power of Print

We’ve been digging out some of our magazines, zines and journals from the archives to display, inspired by the current exhibition ‘Print! Tearing It Up’ at Somerset House, which explores the history of British independent magazine publishing. We have many … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth!

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, and throughout most of April CircusFest is happening in London, which ‘…celebrates the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic’. The Round House is hosting most of the events, … Continue reading

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Leeds Art Libraries Showcase

If you are in or nearby Leeds next week, there is a free event showcasing the collections of art libraries in the city. Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection is on Tuesday the 17th of April from 14:00 … Continue reading

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Humphry Repton 200

24th of March marks the 200th anniversary of the English Landscape Gardener Humphry Repton’s death, and to celebrate his life and work the Gardens Trust and other organisations are putting on events throughout 2018, including walks, cycle rides, exhibitions and … Continue reading

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Year of The Dog

February the 16th saw the new Chinese New Year begin, and 2018 is the year of the dog – a great excuse for a display about dogs in Aldgate Library! From paintings by George Stubbs to David Hockney,  photography by … Continue reading

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Ultra Violet

Towards the end of last year those colour experts at Pantone announced that 2018 would be the year of Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Described as ‘a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade…Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that … Continue reading

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Festive feasts for your eyes (and minds)

The festive period is definitely upon us in Aldgate library, with Christmas themed displays and artworks in the windows. An exhibition of over 100 foundation students has been put up in the windows of the library facing onto Goulston street, … Continue reading

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Magic, Witchcraft and Folklore

A slightly belated Halloween related post, but there are 2 exhibitions currently showing magic and witchcraft related objects, and we have searched our shelves for some of our spookier items for display… The British Library has ‘Harry Potter: A History … Continue reading

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