Hussain tells us about his time as a Supported Intern at Westminster Archives.
Marcovaldo, by Italo Calvino As it’s Plastic-Free July, our book review blog will be the title ‘Marcovaldo’ by Italo Calvino. This week, Richard from Brompton Library will be reviewing Marcovaldo, by Italo Calvino. Marcovaldo is a collection of Italian stories talking about the beauty and the ugliness of both the countryside and the city. Over… More
This month is Plastic Free July, helping to promote the need towards eradicating plastic pollution so that we can have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities. To mark this important occasion, Montse from Victoria Library will be reviewing ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize in 2014,… More
Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre is firmly established as one of London’s Summer joys. Westminster City Archives holds a number of items from the theatre including some photographs and programmes from its early Summer seasons.
Ann Carroll from Paddington Library writes… Well, it’s taken a while – years even – but the day I’d been waiting for arrived in June – on the 7th to be precise- when the shiny new podcast, ‘Under The Covers’ From Westminster Libraries officially launched. The premise is: what books are on the guest’s bedside… More
…Writers we love! This week on our blog, Reece from Victoria Library has reviewed the life and work of Kenyan author and gay rights activist Binyavanga Wainaina, over to Reece to tell us more…. “I’m not even sure I want to use the term ‘coming out’”. Kenyan novelist and Journalist Binyavanga Wainaina, explained that publicly… More
The Hay Festival is one of the biggest annual literary events of the calendar, including a mixture of musical performances and film reviews. Over to Michaela from Church Street Library for her review of this year’s Hay Festival. “I have recently enjoyed listening to many authors talk about their books, writing and awards from the… More
Over to Zvezdana from Chelsea Library for a review on a love story with a bite! The love story with a bite: ‘Twilight’ – books and films! Fifteen years ago, the first ‘Twilight’ book was published, followed by ‘New Moon’, ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’, telling a story of Romeo and Juliet with a vampiric twist. … More
The first and the most of the major science fiction prizes has just been announced, the Hugo Book Awards 2021. *Copies of the books are available for Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea Libraries. To search the Westminster Libraries catalogue, click on the link below: https://trib.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/wcc/ You can select and collect the book or alternatively many… More