Words In The Square – a three-day literary celebration from 6th-8th May – took place in beautiful sunshine in St. James’s Square.
Directed by writer and director James Runcie and by historian David Kynaston, the festival featured 16 fascinating talks, debates and discussions on literature and writing,
history, art, comedy, science and theatre.
WORDS IN THE SQUARE SPEAKERS
The line-up of 55 speakers – over half of whom are London Library members – featured the following great names from the words of literature, theatre, broadcasting and journalism:
Throughout the Words In The Square celebration, ticketed tours of the Library gave visitors an additional opportunity to find out about the Library’s fascinating history and the unique resources that can be found on its 17 miles of shelves.
PARTY IN THE SQUARE
On the evening before Words In The Square, London Library President Tom Stoppard hosted a special party for London Library members and supporters in the marquee on the Square. A great night was made even better by readings from our special guests, Joanna Lumley and Diana Quick.
BUILDING WORDS IN THE SQUARE
Watch our time lapse video showing how over two days in May, St James’s Square was transformed ready for Words In The Square:
Thank you to our generous supporters without whom Words In The Square would not have been possible: Bisset Trust, Carey Adina Karmel, Coutts, Gabbitas Educational Consultants, Handelsbanken, Haworth Tompkins, Helly Nahmad London, Howard Davies, St James’s London and The Reuben Foundation.