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Our Mythical Childhood

November 15 - November 18

Free

This exhibition showcases discoveries made in the University of Roehampton’s extensive archive of children’s literature. Focusing on illustrations in children’s classics, it shows how ancient myths are brought alive to the imagination. Myths from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt have given us iconic characters, such as heroes, gods, and monsters, whose stories are often first encountered when we are children. The way these characters are represented visually in children’s books is crucial to how they are perceived and interpreted. As well as displaying rare books, the exhibition includes items from the open-shelf collection that can be handled and read. Children are also encouraged to produce their own illustrations and add them to the exhibition!

The exhibition will be open between 9:00am and 6:00pm.

There will be a live guide for the exhibition on Thursday and Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm, and on Saturday and Sunday between 11:00am and 2:00pm.

There is also a related event on Wednesday 21 November called ‘Shaping Fables with Marcia Williams’ which must be booked separately.

Booking is required only for groups with more than two children. To book a time to visit please contact helen.slaney@roehampton.ac.uk

In partnership with

N/A

Contact email address

helen.slaney@roehampton.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 15
End:
November 18
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Other

Description for print
This exhibition showcases illustrations of myths in children's literature, including items from the open-shelf collection that can be handled and read. Children are also encouraged to produce their own illustrations... and add them to the exhibition!
Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Antique Fables, Shaping Fantasies
Contact email address
helen.slaney@roehampton.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
Accessibility information
Fully accessible.
Image copyright information
Marcia Williams & Rogan's Books

Venue

Roehampton University Library
Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 5PU United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Fully accessible.
Phone:
0208 392 3427
Website:
https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/