Gulliver's Travels: Lost and found Exhibition and Activities (Being Human Festival 2017)

Being Human Festival 2015A Being Human Festival 2017 event

Dundee Central Library will host 'Gulliver's Travels: Lost and Found', a special exhibition of rare and unusual copies of Gulliver’s Travels, including beautifully illustrated French translations, Doctor Who spin-offs, and quirky abridgements by famous authors such as Enid Blyton.

Alongside the exhibition there will be various family friendly activities, including read-along sessions and a “drop-in pop-up book surgery” where you can make pop-up versions of your favourite novels! In association with Leisure & Culture Dundee.

Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found

The world’s greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift, turns 350 in November 2017. Lost amid a series of fantastical places, the narrator of his most famous work, Gulliver’s Travels, enthrals everyone he meets with his adeptness in lying – storytelling, in short. Through a series of hands-on activities and immersive events centred on tall tales in Dundee, the City of Discovery, Jonathan Swift at 350: Lost and Found engages with the extraordinary legacy of a writer who found wondrous and shocking perspectives on being human like no one else could.

The School of Humanities at the University of Dundee has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and The Wellcome Trust to retain its status as a national “hub” in the UK’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities, building on previous successes (“Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Frankenstein Begins” in 2015 and “H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear” in 2016). 

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