The Friends of Kensal Rise Library present
Mark Twain in England
A talk by Dr. Cindy Lovell,
of the Mark Twain House and Museum, Connecticut, USA
With readings by Tim Lott, award winning author & journalist
Sunday 7th September at 7pm
St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Rd,
Kensal Green NW10 5SN
(2 mins from Kensal Green tube station)
Tickets: £5, available from L’Angolo Delicatessen, 120 College Road NW10,
C & D Food & Wine, 62 College Rd NW10,
Queen’s Park Books, 87 Salusbury Rd NW6, and on the door.
Bar: wine and soft drinks
A fundraising event in aid of the Friends of Kensal Rise Library
Did You Know?
America’s greatest writer, Mark Twain, visited Kensal Rise in 1900 – and opened Kensal Rise Library!
“I formally declare this reading-room open, and I think that the legislature should not compel a community to provide itself with intelligent food, but give it the privilege of providing it if the community so desires.” Mark Twain
Mark Twain’s many works include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and The Prince and the Pauper. Twain has been called America’s conscience on racial issues, famously supporting the abolition of slavery. He educated himself in public libraries.
This is a unique opportunity to find out more about this extraordinary man and his surprising links with our community from expert speaker Dr Cindy Lovell. Dr Lovell is the executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut.
Tim Lott’s books have won a number of awards including the Whitbread First Novel award and the PEN/JR Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. His latest novel is ‘Under the Same Stars’. His column on family matters appears weekly in The Guardian Family section. Tim Lott lives in Kensal Green.
Save Kensal Rise Library Update – Exciting News
After four years of non-stop campaigning against the library closure, we have won (at last!) a new community library and public space on the ground floor of the old library building. The developer has named the Friends of Kensal Rise Library as the actual tenants, subject to agreement of the lease and management arrangements. FKRL are now working on plans for the running of the library. If you would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep an eye on our website www.savekensalriselibrary.org for details of more events. Come along to the Mark Twain event on 7th September 2014 for a campaign update.