Museums at Night: Democratic Readings

Museums at Night: Democratic Readings

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One of the Library’s most popular events returns with a democratic twist for 2016. Our Museums at Night events have seen us drink tea with Alice, ascend to poetic heights, wallow in the Gothic and shake hands with the Victorians. This year, to celebrate our first DemFest, we’re offering you the opportunity to share your favourite political moments with the audience in our magnificent Reading Rooms. It’s rare that we allow talking in there so grasp this moment!

Speeches, poems, novels, diary entries and banner slogans are all welcome. DemFest staffers have already suggested the musings of William Gladstone (obviously), the poetry of Maya Angelou, the rotten boroughs in George Eliot’s Middlemarch and the text of the Magna Carta.

Tickets are priced at £6 / £2 concessions and can be purchased online or by calling 01244 532350.

If you fancy giving a reading yourself, the principle is simple: pick your text, select the best section (keep sections under 500 words please, to give everyone a turn) and email it to

This event takes place at 8pm on Friday, 13th May.