Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Books on Tyne

Leading Bewick scholar Nigel Tattersfield is taking part in an event at the Literary and Philosophical Society as part of the Books on Tyne Festival.

The History of Newcastle as a Literary City: Three Short Talks
Monday, 25 November 2013
2:00pm until 4:00pm
Lit and Phil   

Angela McShane (Victoria and Albert Museum) on portrayals of Newcastle in popular print of the 17th century and the emergence of Newcastle's own publishing industry in the 17th/18th centuries.

Nigel Tattersfield (Independent Scholar) on the leading Newcastle publisher of the 18th century, Thomas Saint.

Jon Mee (York University) on the growth of public libraries and reading rooms in Newcastle in the 18th century with a particular emphasis on the foundation of the Lit and Phil.

The event is chaired by Matthew Grenby, professor of 18th-Century Studies in the School of English Literature at Newcastle University.

This event is supported by Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Newcastle University.
Free refreshments.

For Details click here

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Stowmarket Family Printing Days

At the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Suffolk, families can have a go at making printing blocks and printing with found objects, to coincide with a new exhibition on engraver and illustrator Thomas Bewick (29-31 Oct, adults £6.90, children free during half-term,eastanglianlife.org.uk).

Man the presses! On Tuesday 29th of October and Thursday 31st of October the museum will be hosting a family friendly printing day with our resident printer Mr Pink to coincide with the opening on the 26th of October of our brand new exhibition ‘An Anecdotal Eye – The Work of Thomas Bewick’. The exhibition is a fascinating look at the unique work of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), one of Britain’s greatest engravers and illustrators. Drop in, 10am – 3pm.

Kids go free this half term with a paying accompanying adult (no more than 3 children per adult) 
For more information please contact Jo Rooks on 01449 612229 orjo.rooks@eastanglianlife.org.uk for more information.

Monday, 21 October 2013

An Anecdotal Eye: the work of Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick's work on show in East Anglia.
 The unique work of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), one of Britain’s greatest engravers and illustrators will be on show at a special exhibition at the Museum of East Anglian Life this Autumn and Winter.
A countryman at heart, Bewick loved the life and lore of the fields, the farms and rivers,  finding much to cherish in the recording of this lore. His observations of animals and birds are exquisite illustrations, sensitively portraying the creatures in their natural habitat.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 26th October 2013 until Sunday 23rd February 2014 and will be free of charge.
 Museum of East Anglian Life, Abbot's Hall.
The Museum of East Anglian Life is in Iliffe Way, opposite the ASDA supermarket in the centre of Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday 11-5pm
Website for further details.