Libraries Week: 9-14 October, 2017

Libraries Week brings together a UK wide network of libraries from all sectors to showcase the diversity of activities and services on offer. Goldsmiths Library is planning an exciting and varied programme of events.


Special Collections and Archives Open House

10th October : 10am – 5pm

Discover and handle material from our collections, including archives, artist books and documentation, textiles, rare books, scores and ephemera. Open to all, drop in.

Location: Special Collections & Archives reading room (Goldsmiths Library, Rutherford Building, Lewisham Way, New Cross)

An Interactive Fairytale Adventure for Under 5’s and their Carers. 

11th October : 2.15pm, Deptford Lounge

A special collaboration between Goldsmiths Library and Deptford Lounge


Join Becky, her cello and her ukulele, on her travels through a fairytale land, inspired by the School Practice Collection in Goldsmiths Library. We’ll be going on an interactive fairytale adventure, bringing storybook characters to life with songs and live instrumental music.

Location: Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin St, Deptford SE8 4RJ

File Under Female (Exhibition and publication) 

12 October – 3 November

Part of the culmination of artist Bella Milroy’s residency at the Women’s Art Library.

Open to all, drop in.

Location: Kingsway Corridor, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, New Cross.

Opening reception for artist Bella Milroy’s exhibition File Under Female.

14 October: 1pm – 5pm

Open to all, drop in.

Location: Room 142, Richard Hoggart Building and Kingsway Corridor, Goldsmiths, New Cross.

Communing, collapsing, collaging, continuing… An introduction to book art
13th October: 6 – 8pm
Workshop run by artist, Sarah Kelley


How does a book move from one life toward another? In this workshop you can explore the book as an artistic ally and look at how we might receive from them without necessarily needing to read them. We’ll go on to find some inspiration in order to communicate back – using a variety of simple collage and book alteration techniques. You’ll leave with some new ideas and a piece of book art in progress, to continue and develop in your own time.

 Please book through Facebook to attend or email