Spend a day at the British Library


Have you ever been to the British Library? If not, then it is perhaps time you did so as there are always loads of great exhibitions and events being staged at this iconic venue. Plus, it is very close to the Montcalm at the Brewery.

It is, of course, home to the world’s most extensive collection of literature, which means that you’re sure to find something of interest here regardless of your personal preference.If you’re a comic book fan, for instance, then you will be thrilled to learn that the world-famous book depository is to host an exhibition called Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK. Open from May 2nd until August 19th, it promises to be a real one-of-a-kind – and is definitely not something that fans of graphic novels will want to miss.

The overarching ambition behind the event is to allow the public to learn even more about the impact that this socially significant art form has had over the centuries.To this end, it will feature a number of Victorian-era comics, as well as a huge number of unseen works.

But what if you’re a fan of more well-known artworks? You needn’t worry as there will be plenty of these too, including V for Vendetta.It has been confirmed, too,, that comic Dave Gibbons, whose most famous works include the likes of Watchmen, will appear in the collection, which is sure to be welcome news to fans of the genre. For instance, the exhibition will feature a rare early work called The Trials of Nasty Tales.

The exhibition ought to help shine a light on the way that the art form has dealt with some of the most controversial topics in British politics and society, such as violence, drugs and social dissent. However, it promises to do so in ways that conventional literature can’t.