Museums at Night 2014: Win a night at the Faber Poetry Archive with an exclusive reading

| 23 April 2014

Five lucky people will win an exclusive night at the historic home of British poetry publishing, the Faber and Faber Archive, in our Museums at Night competition

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Daljit Nagra will read from his new book The Ramayana: A Retelling during the Museums at Night tour of the Faber and Faber Archive© Courtesy Faber and Faber
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Archivist Robert Brown will take five lucky winners on a journey through 80 years of treasures held at publishing giant Faber and Faber's London offices at Bloomsbury House, which are not normally open to the public.

The unique publishing archive ranges from Faber's famous early 20th century poetry collection, including manuscripts of TS Eliot and WH Auden, to books on farming, gardening, art and architecture.

The night will end with a special reading from the poet Daljit Nagra, whose new book, The Ramayana: A Retelling, is an enthralling new version of one of the world’s great epics written in Nagra’s typically vibrant and eclectic style, bursting with energy, pathos and humour.

Daljit's first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. In 2008 he won the South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award, and Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize in 2011.

The tour will take place on Thursday May 15 from 6.30pm-8pm at the Faber Archive in London’s Bloomsbury.

Competition closes at 5pm on Friday May 9.

Terms and conditions:

• This competition is not open to employees of Culture24 or Faber & Faber, or their families.
• Entrants must be over 16 years of age and resident in the UK.
• All entrants must include contact details or their entry will be discarded. All contact details will be deleted after the competition.
• Winners will be informed on Monday May 12 2014. If Culture24 staff are not able to make contact with winners by 5pm on Monday May 12 to confirm their attendance, that entry will be discarded and a reserve drawn instead.
• Winners will be drawn at random, decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into.
• Culture24 and Faber & Faber regret that travel expenses to and from the archive will not be covered.
• Culture24 and Faber & Faber do not take responsibility for any lost or late entries.
• This competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
• The prize must be taken as stated, cannot be deferred, and there is no cash alternative.
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