Heritage Open Days 2020: Rudolf Laban Archive

Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) was a dancer, choreographer, and pioneering movement theorist. Students today still learn about his life and work. Laban was born in Bratislava and studied architecture in Paris before moving to Munich and focussing on the movement arts. It was here he began teaching and theorising dance and movement. Laban moved to Berlin […]

Heritage Open Days 2020: E.H. Shepard Archive

Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976) is perhaps best known for illustrating A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, but he also illustrated another much-loved children’s book, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.   The Wind in the Willows tells the story of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger. The setting for their adventures takes inspiration from the pastoral countryside […]

Heritage Open Days 2020: Hidden Nature

Nature is richly represented in our collections. Trees, plants, landscapes, and animals can all be found in the myriad of drawings, writings, and photographs we hold. Whilst illustrations by E.H. Shepard might be an obvious first place to look, our dance archives also offer a glimpse of the natural world, our university archives document the […]

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