Festival celebrates Gladstone's Library

Thursday 18 August 2011, 15:35

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A weekend long festival will be held at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Flintshire to celebrate the Victorian prime minister and the ongoing work of the library.

Gladstone's Library

Gladstone's Library

Gladstone was a life-long scholar and an eager reader and collector of books. His personal collection of over 32,000 items is the heart of the library's collection of over 250,000 books, journals and pamphlets. It is the only Prime Ministerial library in Britain. (Learn more about the history of the library on the Gladstone's Library website).

The festival will be held from 16-18 September, and will include events such as a reception with the warden of Gladstone's Library, guided tours of the library and a choral evensong in St. Deiniol's Church.

Part of the festival, the guided tour of the library on the Sunday, is being organised as part of the Open Doors 2011 programme of events.

September sees the start of the month-long programme of Open Doors days across Wales, where the public are offered free access to a whole host of places and buildings of historic and architectural interest across the country.

Organised by The Civic Trust for Wales, this year there are over 500 events at more than 300 sites across Wales.

The interior of Gladstone Library

The interior of Gladstone Library

The interior of Gladstone Library

Statue of William Gladstone outside the library

Statue of William Gladstone outside the library. All images courtesy of the Gladstone Library.

For more information on the Gladstone's Library festival, visit their website.

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