If all the life’s a stage, have you read the playbill?

Playbill for an 1858 production of the opera "Orpheus"Do you have an interest in theatre history, playbills or ephemera? On Thursday 4th October 2018 there will be an opportunity to learn about the history of playbills and to explore some of the British Library playbill collection which has been digitised for the ‘In The Spotlight’ project. The workshop will give an introduction to the ‘In the Spotlight’ website which is using crowd-sourcing to transcribe the playbills, some of which are from Portsmouth.

This free workshop will be led by Christian Algar, Curator of Printed Heritage Collections at the British Library, and takes place from 2.00-3.30 pm in the Doyle Room at Portsmouth History Centre (3rd floor of Portsmouth Central Library).  It would be great if you can bring along a laptop or tablet computer, although this is by no means essential.  Please ensure any devices are fully charged for the event because there no plug sockets are available within the History Centre.

Book your place in advance

Booking is essential.  Please call 02392 688046 or visit the Central Library and speak to the History Centre staff on the top floor to reserve your free place.

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