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Detail from 'Riverside, Beccles', Edward Walker, Museum no. E.2171-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary writing about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of leading contemporary writers were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Hardback)

Jane Austen's earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work: wit, acute insight into …

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

VIsit the V&A exhibition What is Luxury?

Event - Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

Mon 27 July 2015–Fri 26 February 2016

DISPLAY: Facing History features a variety of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers, from Julian Opie , Grayson Perry and Alison Lambert to Bettina von Zwehl and Maud Sulter.

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