In the past, medicines were made from plants, animals and even precious stones. Learn how 'drugs' such as foxglove, myrrh and unicorn horns were used. Examine real herbs in the attic space, originally used by the apothecary of St Thomas' Hospital.
Three authors discuss the graphic form, which is enjoying a long-overdue renaissance.
Join Mary Talbot (Costa Award-winning author of 'Dotter of Her Father's Eyes'), Glyn Dillon (author of cult bestseller 'The Nao of Brown') and Stephen Collins (cartoonist for 'The Guardian' and author of the hotly anticipated 'The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil') as they discuss the past and the future of the artform in this country.
Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of 'The Time Traveller's Wife' and 'Her Fearful Symmetry', comes to Southbank Centre to discuss her life as a writer and an artist. She also introduces her latest work, 'The Raven Girl'. This dark and gripping illustrated fairy tale is now being brought to life in a ballet written by Audrey Niffenegger and Wayne McGregor for the Royal Opera House.
Tom Dixon is one of Britain's best known and highly regarded product designers. A self-taught child of the punk era, his design career began when he discovered the pleasure of welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames. In this illustrated talk, Tom launches his new book, 'Dixonary', in which he talks about the inspiration behind a 30-year career in design.
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