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Michael Rosen’s Alphabet Soup

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Is A for Apple?

Richly illustrated and often themed, alphabet books are one of our earliest encounters with the shapes and sounds of letters. Writer and broadcaster, Michael Rosen, takes us on a celebratory romp through our ABC’s.

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults. He is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Michael is also a popular broadcaster and has presented BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth since 1998, as well as regularly presenting documentary programmes for BBC Radio’s 4 and 3, including the Sony Gold Award-winning On Saying Goodbye.

At the Knowledge Centre of the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Tickets £12 / concessions

This event is inspired by the British Library exhibition Writing: Making your Mark which runs from 26th April to 27th August 2019.

Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements, through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents. Follow the remarkable evolution of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone and early printed text such as William Caxton’s edition of The Canterbury Tales, to the art of note-taking by some of history’s greatest minds, and onwards to the digital communication tools we use today.

Further information on the British Library website

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May 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


British Library
01937 546 546


The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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