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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anger at writer exhibit while library faces axe (Southampton, UK)

Anger at writer exhibit while library faces axe (Southampton, UK)" Campaigners have criticised Southampton culture chiefs for welcoming an exhibition of pictures of inspirational writers while shutting a city library. Southampton is to host the touring display featuring a world-famous portrait of William Shakespeare never before seen outside London. The Chandos portrait, named after a previous owner, is usually housed in the National Portrait Gallery and is considered to be the only portrait of Shakespeare painted from life. But the announcement of the exhibition, titled Writers of Influence: Shakespeare to JK Rowling, comes as Tory councillors voted to shut a library on the Millbrook estate"

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