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The Word on the Street

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Graffiti, Typography and Art

Where rebellion meets beauty and transgression meets art

Explore the zone where rebellion meets beauty and transgression meets art. With a star panel including New York photojournalist Martha Cooper, graffiti bomber turned international musician Goldie, and artists eL Seed and JAKe.

Includes entry to Late at the Library: Word Up.

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

Tickets £25 / 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

British Library events


May 17, 2019
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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