On Campus: Special Collections, Lancaster University Library
The Special Collections reading room at Lancaster University Library will be open on Friday 24th, 2.00-5.00 p.m. Saturday 25th 12.00-5.00 p.m. and Sunday 26th February 1.00-4.00 p.m. with a display of Shakespeare related material.
Visitors will be able to see illustrations from the Charles Knight edition of the Works of Shakespeare, images of The Tempest by Alan O'Cain, theatrical programmes and printed editions of Shakespeare works, many with illustrations.
Times of opening: 1.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February.
Ruskin Library, Lancaster Univeristy
'Even to the frozen ridges of the Alps,
Or any other ground inhabitable,
Where ever Englishman durst set his foot.' (Richard II 1.1.64-6)
The Ruskin Library will have an exhibition on Ruskin and the Swiss Alps entitled
“Beautiful effects”: Ruskin’s Daguerreotypes of Switzerland
16 January - 5 April
An early devotee of the Daguerreotype, Ruskin had acquired his own camera by 1849 and made some 40 Swiss subjects before 1858, of which 23 are now in the Ruskin Library. These are being shown alongside drawings, watercolours, letters and diaries complementing each subject. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/Pages/welcome.html
A guide will be available at the entrance to the Conference Centre to escort delegates from the straight to the exhibitions, which will be open on Friday 24th February and Saturday 25th February, 12.-1.30.
Lancaster: Duke's Theatre
In Lancaster, the Gallery in the Duke's Theatre will display a selection of Alan O'Cain's paintings inspired by The Tempest from 20th February to 11th March.
Alan O'Cain, a graduate of Lancaster University, returns this year to exhibit a selection of paintings that were inspired by his designs for the chilling 2006 RSC production of The Tempest, starring Patrick Stewart. He will be speaking about the paintings at the Conference on Saturday afternoon in the panel 'Picturing Shakespeare' In the words of Hay Festival Director Peter Florence Alan's art is 'stunning and original, clever and witty ...'." Professor John Carey described the paintings based on The Tempest as 'an absolute revelation' claiming that 'It would take umpteen literary seminars to teach so much about the play' (Sunday Times)