Beowulf family day

27 Oct 2009

Event times

11.00 - 15.15

Cost of entry

£6/ £4 concessions for the Michael Morpurgo event. All other events are free, but booking is essential for the Superheroes and monster art workshop. To book T: 01937 546 546, or visit http://boxoffice.bl.uk

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British Library

London, United Kingdom


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Celebrate 1000 years of the epic Beowulf with a special half-term day of workshops, activities and storytelling. Superheroes and monster art workshop Lead by an illustrator, this hands-on workshop will bring Beowulf and the demon Grendel into the 21st century. Create artwork inspired by comics and manga, and the world of the original Anglo-Saxon superhero. Suitable for ages 11 - 16 Part of the The Big Draw 2009 Time: 11.00 — 13.00 Location: British Library, Conference Centre Price: Free, booking essential. Call +44 (0)1937 564 546. Parents or carers must accompany children but do not require a ticket. Meet Anglo-Saxon King Redwald Hear the story and see the weapons and costumes of Anglo-Saxon warrior King Redwald, who was buried in the great ship of Sutton Hoo at the time that the Beowulf legend was first being told. With historical interpretation expert Paul Mortimer. Suitable for ages 6 and above Time: 11.00 — 12.30 Location: British Library, Entrance hall Price: Free, drop in Beowulf read by Michael Morpurgo Best-selling author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo reads from his exhilarating re-telling of the story. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from the merciless ogre Grendel. Michael Morpurgo's Beowulf was published in 2006 with illustrations by Michael Foreman. Suitable for ages 7 years to adult. Time: 14.00 — 15.15 Location: British Library, Conference Centre Book now: £6 / £4 children and concessions This family day is part of a four-day celebration of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf in performance, readings, discussion, family events and workshops, together with a new display of the world's only surviving manuscript, now 1000 years old and one of the greatest treasures of the British Library. For more Beowulf events at the British Library, visit www.bl.uk/whatson


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