It is a hot July day in 1967 London. Odelle Bastien, recently arrived from Trinidad, climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery to begin a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost Spanish masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery.
This May, Cityread travels from London to Andalucia and back again. Meet The Muse author Jessie Burton at two very special library events. Join us to explore the secrets in your own family trees at our workshops. Let our nude models be your muse at life drawing classes in libraries across town. And celebrate the impact of the Caribbean music scene of the 60s on what we are still listening to in London today, with a very special event with Lloyd Bradley and Jazzie B.
We will be announcing our events in the coming weeks, sign up for our newsletter for more information.
Cityread London is a celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together.
It is celebrated every Spring, across London’s boroughs as well as in Reading, Luton and Slough, with libraries at its heart.