Wednesday 15 August 2012

British Library What's On Aug 2012
British Library
August 2012
What's On
What's in this issue:
International Writing for Children
Speed Dating

August Events

Wonderlands: Children's Literature Festival
Join us for an exciting three days of stories, words, drawings and conversations with some of the world’s best-loved children’s writers. Performances by Julia Donaldson, author of ‘The Gruffalo’, Michael Rosen, author of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, Michael Morpurgo, author of ‘War Horse’ and many more.

Book your tickets
Writing London
18 July -  25 September 2012
Inspired by Writing Britain, Writing London is a fantastic exhibition of photographs and creative writing by young people aged 18-24, presenting their own unique view onLondon life. You can visit the exhibition for free at the British Library.
Speed dating - A meeting of the mind and heart
Main Foyer, Free - no booking required
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
15:00 - 18:00 - Informal matchmaking 18:00 - 19:00 - Sit down speed-dating sessions 

Artist-in-Residence Christopher Green takes over the public spaces of the British Library in his guise as Matchmaker Svengali Extraordinaire. With the aim of bringing people together creatively, intellectually or romantically. Talk to the Matchmaker and he will hook you up!

Read Chris’s blog
August EventsAround Town
Family Events: Storytelling14, 15 and 16 August at 11.00 and 15.00
21, 22 and 23 August at 11.00 and 15.00
Out of Bounds: Black and Asian Poets on BritainMon 3 Sep 2012, 18.30 - 20.00More
Ways of Listening withTilda SwintonFri 7 Sep 2012, 18.30 - 20.00More
Jafar Panahi and Mohamad Rasoulof retrospective at BFI Southbank 1 - 31 August 2012
The season is a rare chance to see films which carry great significance to contemporary Iran.
Explore the films of two exciting contemporary Iranian filmmakers whose work has been thwarted by recent political persecution.