British Library Spring Fair

The British Library is set to host its inaugural Spring Fair, a huge festival of creativity, with a cast of characters including Jamie Hewlett, Neville Brody and Mr Scruff.

Caleb vinyl toy by James Jarvis
Caleb vinyl toy by James Jarvis

The festival will run over five days next month and feature a Spring Market on the library’s piazza, as well as performances, panel discussions and business advice from the library’s Business and IP Centre.

Olga Hirsch paper from the British Library collection
Olga Hirsch paper from the British Library collection

We’re particularly looking forward to the Emotional Type ‘pecha-lecture’ hosted by Adrian Shaughnessy and featuring Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft.

The Lords of Flatbush by Jamie Hewlett
The Lords of Flatbush by Jamie Hewlett

The Art of Illustration event will see a block-buster line-up including Jamie Hewlett, Quentin Blake, Posy Simmonds and Martin Rowson choosing their favourite illustrations and discussing them.

Wildfowl Design Jewellery from a previous Make It, Sell It event
Wildfowl Design Jewellery from a previous Make It, Sell It! event

Also not to be missed is the Illuminate late night session, which will feature an exhibition of work by Jon Burgerman, James Jarvis and others, as well as live workshops soundtracked by a Mr Scruff DJ set.

Butterscotch and Beesting sweets from Make It, Sell It
Butterscotch and Beesting sweets from Make It, Sell It!

The Spring Festival will run from 1-5 March at the British Library, Euston Road, London NW1. For more information visit www.bl.uk

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