I hope everyone is doing well?
We’re officially into Spring which is wonderful news. Who else is excited about the clocks going forward this weekend? I certainly am! I really enjoy waking up with the sunrise of a morning, it makes me feel much more productive and I definitely notice a spring in my step (pun intended!)
We’ve got some great articles to share this week, I hope you enjoy.
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
The British Library: Food Season
Food Season is back with a mouth-watering menu of digital events inspired by the cookbooks, recipes and culinary stories in our collection. Founded and curated by food historian and British Library curator Polly Russell with award-winning food writer Angela Clutton as Guest Director, the season features an array of chefs, historians and food writers for a series of live conversations that you can tune into wherever you are.
Speakers include Madhur Jaffrey, Raymond Blanc, Calum Franklin, Tom Kerridge, Ruby Tandoh and we’ll be covering topics from manuscript cookery sources, food and machismo, the cheese history of the UK, Caribbean cooking and restaurant criticism. See below for the full menu of events.
Food Season is generously supported by KitchenAid, and this year we’re teaming up with them to give you the chance to win a stylish set of KitchenAid cordless appliances, a virtual cooking class with Chefs for Foodies and a signed copy of Calum Franklin’s book The Pie Room.
Click HERE to see the events part of Food Season
The British Library are offering a number of other online events, webinars, and exhibitions. For a full list of what’s on click HERE.
Thanks to Chris B for sharing!
Virtual Event: Our Local Story ~ Oliver Twist
This summer, the Charles Dickens Museum will open a new exhibition about Oliver Twist. To mark the occasion, you are invited to our free virtual event celebrating Dickens the storyteller and Oliver Twist, his most popular tale.
Join the Museum’s curator on a virtual tour of Dickens’s house at 48 Doughty Street and discover Oliver Twist treasures from our collection. We will be joined by Dickens’s great-great-grandson Gerald Dickens who will read some of the novel’s most memorable moments.
Oliver Twist is one of Charles Dickens’s most successful novels and it was written nearly entirely here at 48 Doughty Street, now the Charles Dickens Museum. With its iconic scenes, famous lines and vivid depictions of the London and its inhabitants, Oliver Twist is an incredibly compelling story, worthy of the many adaptations for stage and screen that we see year on year.
Although the Government roadmap for easing social distancing restrictions means that we are unable to open our door again until after 17th May, we would like to invite you to join us online as we plan our new exhibition. Together, we will learn more about the origin of the story and how Dickens drew inspiration from everyday happenings and nearby locations to shape the tale of heroic little Oliver.
There will be a Q&A and a chance to hear about ways you can get involved in the exhibition.
To book your FREE ticket click HERE
Thank you to Sue for sharing this with us
March opportunities for your diary:
Plant Poets’ Corner: Tuesday 23rd March, 11am – 12:15pm (zoom):
Learn about Kew’s rare and endangered plants through creative poetry activities and discover new ways to express yourself.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Shared Stories: Tuesday 23rd March, 1 – 1:30pm (LIVE broadcast):
Join us to discover your hidden writing talents and uncover the unique stories in our collections.
To join this live broadcast, please click on this link.
Step Back Time Presently- Memory & Social Club – Weds 11am
Thank you to Christine for sharing information about her new club for over 50s with us!
Special Offer *Free* March 24th 2021 (usual charge of £2 thereafter)
If you would like to join or request more information, please email Christine on email@example.com
Thanks to Gerald for sharing these jokes with us!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s newsletter and I look forward to sharing more with you next Monday. In the meantime, take care and have a lovely week!
Covent Garden Food Bank
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.
If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know. You can contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach John either at email@example.com or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.
Can You Help Dragon Hall Trust?
Your donation will support vulnerable members of our communities with food via Covent Garden Food Bank, calls via the phone support line and assistance to get online for those who are digitally disadvantaged.
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.