Glyn Thomas has had the idea of organising a meet-up for any readersof the site who’d like to get together in person. It’s Pepys’ birthday very soon so it seems as good an excuse as any (but apologies for the short notice).
Next Tuesday, 20th September 2005, there’s a solo play in Greenwich, in which actress Siobhan Nicholas plays the part of Elizabeth Pepys. From the blurb:
Last year I posted a link to a document describing a walk around the City of London, compiled by regular annotator Glyn Thomas. He’s been busy, because he’s now prepared a sequel, a very detailed walk around Westminster.
Glyn Thomas, one of our annotators, has been very busy putting together a walk through the City of London around places familiar to Pepys and readers of his diary. I know some of you have obtained copies direct from Glyn, but we thought it would make sense to put it on the site for anyone else. The 22 page document describes the route and plenty of background. You can download it as a 432K PDF. Many thanks to Glyn for his hard work on this - do let him know what you think! (glyn_thomas1234 [at] yahoo.co.uk)
Glyn Thomas has pointed out that the Museum of London has a huge list of Pepys-related events happening in the city over the next few months.
So far this year there are exhibitions about Pepys at the Public Record Office and at the Guildhall Library. Now the excellent Museum of London is getting in on the act with an exhibition focusing on the city during Pepys’ life. It runs from 8th May to 3rd November and the press release gives more information. (Thanks for the tip Queen Bee.)
Not only is the Public Record Office holding an exhibition of Pepys materials from February but so is the Guildhall Library (from Feb 10th to June 7th). The press release doesn’t give many more details about the show’s contents other than saying it contains “books, prints and documents.” (Thanks to my sister Sue for the tip!)
The Public Record Office in London is putting on a costumed reading of excerpts from Pepys’ diary on 13th February including music and a chance to look at the office’s Pepys documents. There’s also an exhibition running from 5th February to 31st May. More details here.