David Livingstone events at the National Library of Scotland


04 April 2013
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Events at the National Library of Scotland to mark the bi-centenary of the birth of Scottish explorer David Livingstone. ...

Events at the National Library of Scotland to mark the bi-centenary of the birth of Scottish explorer David Livingstone. The National Library of Scotland's major exhibition on David Livingstone runs from 14 June to 3 November 2013.

To complement the exhibition, the Library has organised two special events:

Picturing Africa: Illustrating Livingstone's Explorations (6 June, 6pm)

Join exhibition curator David McClay for an illustrated talk on the NLS's exhibition which examlines how Livingstone, with the help of artists, photographers, engravers and publishers, created some of the msot interesting and iconic images of Africa. The images, which ranged from the terror of lion attacks to the abundant wildlife of Africa, were used to make Livingstone's books bestsellers and were also reproduced in biographies and newspapers.

To book, tel: 0131 623 3748.

Toto Tales: I Knew a Man Called Livingstone (14 June, 6pm)

Through this beautiful and powerful storytelling performance, discover the life of David Livingstone, one of Scotland's greatest explorers from the perspective of some of his African friends.

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Why was he so loved? What made him so different to other European explorers of the age? This is an exclusive preview of one of the Library's Edinburgh Festival Fringe events taking place in August.

To book, tel: 0131 623 3748.

For more on the exhibition, visit the National Libary of Scotland website.

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.

Read our special preview of the David Livingstone exhibition in the March/April issue of History Scotland magazine, available here in digital and print versions.

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