Monday, 6 August 2012

World Mosquito Day 2012 - 'Cocktail Hour in the Human Library'

Gilded Vector of Malaria - on outside of building of LSHTM

Not quite the invitation I was expecting but I will be participating in a 'Human Library' event as a Textile book - as part of World Mosquito Day 2012 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I will be 'borrowed' and then discuss three 'chapters' on my bag making and designing! Details below if you fancy attending the event (with cocktail)...


Date: Thursday 16 August 2012
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Venue: Library, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
This year to celebrate World Malaria Day 2012, The Malaria Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will host a human library where experts from the Malaria Centre are 'on loan' instead of books. Guests will be able to 'borrow' up to 5 human books and will circulate around the library to the sounds of our in house 1930's band.

A complimentary cocktail and south-Indian canapes will be included in the price.
Entertainment will be provided by musician Emily O'Hara and singer, Patricia Hammond, 'the Canadian nightingale'.

Mosquito Day honours August 20th 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery that malaria is transmitted by mosquitos and is inspired by the tea party held in his honour at the Ross Institute on 20th August 1931 - in this spirit, there will be a 1930's/tropical theme to the event as well as celebrating the contemporary work of malaria centre members across the world.
Register and buy tickets online at http://mosquitoday2012.eventbrite.co.uk
Admission: Registration required

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