Posted on December 22, 2010 by katietoms
Catch Rachel Holmes, Head of Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre on Radio 4 this January. Rachel discusses the legacy of the King James Bible, 400 years after its original publication, with presenter James Naughtie, Renaissance scholar Gordon Campbell and poet Kei Miller.
Described today in the Independent as ‘the bible that even atheists worship’, this fascinating programme explores the impact of the King James Bible on English language and culture, uncovering its many contributions to our everyday lexicon, including phrases such as ‘salt of the earth’, ‘skin of their teeth’ and ‘apple of her eye’.
The programme, part of which was recorded at the Southbank Centre, is the last in a three-part series marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and goes out on 5 January at 9am, repeated again at 9.30pm on the same day.
Full details of the programme can be found here.
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Posted on December 3, 2010 by Sam Dub
Wallstrip is a wall sized comic strip commissioned by Southbank Centre as part of Festival Brazil 2010. Renown comic book artists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá worked with Southbank Centre’s Young Curators to create Wallstrip, reflecting the stories and characters they met throughout both Festival Brazil and the London Literature Festival.
Would you like the chance to rehome this unique artwork? It is made up of 10 boards, which are each 1.525m wide, so it’s about 15metres long. The hoarding is slightly sloping, with one end 3m high, and the other 2.25m high. See more photos here.
You’d need to come and collect the boards from us. If you are interested and have enough space to give it a new home then please contact Louise Abbotts on email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 020 7960 4307
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Posted on December 1, 2010 by CHRISSYPL
World AIDS Day is on December 1. To observe it this year the Poetry Library has a special collection of books on display written by poets in response to AIDS and HIV. The books on show include anthologies such as Poets for Life, How can you Write a Poem when you’re Dying of AIDS? and Fingers Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora. Poets whose collections are features include Thom Gunn, Mark Doty and Paul Monette.
This collection will be on display for the next week in the Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall. (Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-8) There is more information about World AIDS Day here.
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