POSTPONED: We Have a Dream: BirdGirl and Friends

This event was due to take place on 16 September but is now postponed. Check back here for the announcement of a new date.


Meet the global generation campaigning for climate justice, with Mya-Rose Craig AKA BirdGirl.

Environmentalist and race activist Dr Mya-Rose Craig AKA 'Birdgirl' explores her book We Have a Dream with the illustrator Sabrena Khadija. The book is a call to arms, featuring interviews with 30 young people of colour and indigenous environmental campaigners from around the world. It charts their dreams for the future of the planet and gives a platform to the communities disproportionately affected by climate change, who are often left out of global conversations.

Join Birdgirl, Sabrena Khadija and a selection of the campaigners featured in the book who want to give young people around the world the courage to join the fight for climate justice. Chaired by entrepreneur, author and supermodel Lily Cole, whose recent book Who Cares Wins chronicles the thousand ways we can halt the Sixth Mass Extinction. Buy Who Cares Wins from the British Library bookshop here.

You can buy We Have a Dream from the British Library bookshop here.


Part of the British Library's environment event series, The Natural Word, which celebrates the underrepresented voices harnessing the power of imagination to change the world.

Speakers

Mya-Rose Craig

Naturalist and Activist

Alice Through the Looking Glass with Chris Riddell and Friends

Join us here live: Sunday 4 July, 19:30 - 20:30.

Join illustrator Chris Riddell for a celebration of the classic book. This event is available to public library lovers and users through our partnership with the British Library.

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, appeared 150 years ago this year. Lewis Carroll’s fantastical book takes Alice off through the looking-glass on a second adventure, to a place even stranger than the Wonderland of her first.

Following on from his exquisite edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, one of our finest illustrators, Chris Riddell, has now brought Through the Looking Glass – and more of Lewis Carroll’s iconic characters – to vibrant, colourful life.

Join Chris and our actors for a celebration of this masterpiece of nonsense, with readings and live illustration.

Suitable for those aged 8 and above.

Buy a copy of Chris Riddell's Through the Looking Glass <a href="https://shop.bl.uk/collections/june-2021/products/through-the-looking-glass" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>

Watch our event celebrating the release of Chris Riddell's first edition - <a href="http://www.living-knowledge-network.co.uk/library/chris-riddells-alice-in-wonderland" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chris Riddell's Alice in Wonderland</a>

You can browse the range of Alice in Wonderland products available on the British Library online shop <a href="https://shop.bl.uk/collections/alice-in-wonderland" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>

On This Day She: Putting Women Back Into History One Day At A Time

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This event took place on: 8 February 2021.

Join writers and co-founders of @OnThisDayShe, Jo Bell, Tania Hershman and Ailsa Holland as they celebrate the release of their new book and some incredible women from history.

@OnThisDayShe was launched on Twitter in January 2018 with one aim: to put women back into history, one day at a time. Women from across the world, across all time periods, from arts and sciences to politics, war, journalism, crime and invention. Featuring a different woman every day, not necessarily on her birthday or the day she died but on a day that was important to her. The day she qualified as the first doctor in her country, say, or she patented her first invention. Now with over 27,000 followers, Jo, Tania and Ailsa release their accompanying book, exploring intriguing topics and issues from wearing trousers to the language of history, the importance of tea, and even public toilets for women. With plenty of incredible facts, we share the stories of some important and influential women from history. Introduced by Isobel Church, the actor who voices the On This Day She audiobook.

This event celebrates Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights, a UK-wide exhibition by the British Library and public libraries. Event hosted in partnership with Warwickshire Libraries and the West Midlands Readers' Network.

Order your copy of 'On This Day She' by clicking <a href="http://hyperurl.co/OTDS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>

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