Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New CLR James library opens

The Dalston CLR James Library in Hackney opens this week - after a campaign that involved over 2,500 people signing a petition. Gaverne Bennett writes to us about the re-opening:

'It is a tremendous victory given there was an attempt to change the name of the library. There will be a special exhibition opening about CLR James at the library the first week of March. Thereafter, there will be some kind of lecture (to be held yearly) in late March.'

Edited to add:
1. Friday 2nd March 2012 - a new CLR James exhibition will open at the library featuring different aspects of CLR James's life and work.

2. Tuesday 27th March 2012 - Gary Younge from The Guardian will be giving a lecture/talk at the library. 7-9pm. Gary will discussing/celebrating CLR James life, legacy, and relevance for today.

Edited to add: a review of Gary's lecture by Joy Francis for Words of Colour

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