Although William Gladstone is known for being a lifelong scholar, his incredible appetite for reading, as well as the vast collection of books (32,000 in total!) that accompanied it, few people are aware of his passion for collecting fine art and sculpture, much of which was sold in his later years to fund his retirement. You can read more about Gladstone's interest in the arts in a blog post by our very own archivist, Dawn Ridding http://ow.ly/rD7t50lGm7s Want to improve your own knowledge on the fine arts? Members can search shelves with the class mark V in our Annex, where you'll find all materials on art, architecture, and music!
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Don't forget to book in for our special Mother's Day weekend now! We are serving Afternoon Tea on Saturday 30th March and Sunday Lunch on 31st March. Call 01244 532350 or email@example.com to book. #gladlib #food #motheringsunday #treatyourmum #cake #treats #letthemeatcake
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Tickets selling like hot cakes for the evening talk with our March Writer in Residence, Oliver Emanuel! Join the internationally award-winning playwright in an evening of discussion on what it is to write for the stage and radio, about how stories can be carried visually, and about what it is like to see a 10-foot dragon come to life! Tickets for Dragons and Writing Visually at 8pm on Tuesday, 12th March are priced at £15 or £25.95 with dinner (a copy of The 306: Day included) and can be booked online, by calling Reception on 01244 532350 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org http://ow.ly/qcmo50lGlv7
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