World Book Night & Shakespeare 400, April 2016

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World Book Night, The British Library, 23rd April 2016

It was very exciting to be attending World Book Night and the celebrations for Shakespeare 400.  An evening of books, authors and the Bard, in the British Library – what more could you want?

“I am serious about books” said Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library. A great way to start the proceedings!  He went on to say what a timely conjunction the events were – of books, reading, the thrill of imagination, listening, performing and thinking.  If I hadn’t already felt quite privileged to be at the celebration, I certainly did after this introduction.  Sue Wilkinson, MBE, Chief Executive of the Reading Agency then came to the podium, and echoed the feeling that it was the ‘right’ place to celebrate reading, words, and reading for pleasure and very aptly quoted Titus Andronicus “come and take choice of all my library”.

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