Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Top writers back Museums at Night 2012
The Reading Agency in partnership with Culture24 has brokered appearances by four top writers to talk about their work at leading cultural venues, as part of the 2012 Museums at Night Festival (18-20 May 2012).
Dundee Discovery Point. He will use photos, videos, maps, a suitcase full of props and mysterious works from his latest book, This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You, for a short story performance.
• 18 May: Craig Taylor, whose book Londoners: The Days And Nights Of London Now captures the thoughts and feelings of hundreds of the capital’s inhabitants, will be doing a reading at the London Transport Museum.
• 18 May: Hugh Barker, whose Hedge Britannia celebrates the glory of
the hedge, will be at Lyme Regis Museum discussing how we became a nation of gardeners.
• 19 May: Veteran war reporter, ITN news anchorman and Afghanistan
expert Sandy Gall will be at Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh to talk about his book War Against The Taliban: Why It All Went Wrong In Afghanistan.
Museums at Night is the annual after-hours celebration of arts, culture and heritage – when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening events. (www.museumsatnight.org.uk).