Archive for July, 2011

A wizard, a daring suffragette and a census return

July 29, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

As family historians we crave to know who our ancestors are. A name is only one part of this. We want to know their story, what their life was like,… Read More ›

Beautiful things from around the world, and a naughty postcard!

Beautiful things from around the world, and a naughty postcard!

July 29, 2011

Arts, New books:

Now I would never judge a book by its cover (well, hardly ever!), but sometimes a cover can be just a wee bit irresistible, don’t you think? Textiles of the… Read More ›

Something musical on the Listening Posts

Something musical on the Listening Posts

July 28, 2011

Arts:

New stage musicals are recent additions to the Listening Post menus in Arts.  These include – Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the film by Pedro… Read More ›

New to Ancestry Library Edition

July 27, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry have recently added the following Australian databases to their website Tasmania, Australia, Passenger Arrivals, 1829-1957 Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930 New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit… Read More ›

Visual architects

Visual architects

July 26, 2011

Arts, Photography:

This Wednesday 27th July at 6:30pm, as a part of the Outside-in cinema series in Experimedia here at the Library, we will be showing the documentary Manufactured landscapes, which follows… Read More ›

“The play’s the thing”, so why not make your own Shakespeare Festival?

“The play’s the thing”, so why not make your own Shakespeare Festival?

July 23, 2011

Arts:

The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good — in spite of all the people who say he is very good. Robert Graves in The Observer… Read More ›

International Zine Library Day!

International Zine Library Day!

July 20, 2011

Arts:

Barely two weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend the third Zine Librarians (un)Conference in the USA, this year held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This event was a… Read More ›

New listening-post music in Arts

New listening-post music in Arts

July 20, 2011

Arts, Music, Musicals:

New stage musicals are recent additions to the Listening Post menus in Arts.  These include – Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the film by Pedro… Read More ›

The Merry Widow: ballet screening.

The Merry Widow: ballet screening.

July 19, 2011

Arts, Dance:

The Merry Widow : a ballet in three acts is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday July 20 in Arts.… Read More ›

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

July 19, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

According to the Passenger lists leaving the UK 1890 to 1960 available on findmypast.co.uk he and his wife were travelling first class on board the Oronsay, bound for his home… Read More ›