An exhibition showcasing the origins, means and future of writing is set to officially open in Room 700 at Leeds Central Library later this week.
Inspired by the launch of Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library in London last week, the exhibition which opens from 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 1 till Friday, May 31, will be augmented with treasures from the library’s special collections dating back to the 15th century and historic documents and artefacts on loan from Leeds Museums and West Yorkshire Archives.
Artist Kasia Breska will be creating a mural inspired by the history of the alphabet throughout the duration of the exhibition and also a dedicated writing space to inspire visitors. This will be accompanied by a programme of events, including talks and workshops, and an interactive learning trail, enabling visitors of all ages to engage in a nationwide conversation exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the act of writing – through the Living Knowledge Network.
The Living Knowledge Network is an innovative partnership of public libraries based in major cities and towns working in collaboration with the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales. The Network shares resources, skills and ideas, promoting the enduring values of libraries. As a Network we believe new and innovative ways of working will benefit the millions of people who use public libraries in the UK every day.