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02/14/10

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam at at the British Library: Free Lunchtime Concert


On
Tuesday 16 February 2010 at 1pm, The British Library, in conjunction with the Iran Heritage Foundation, will host a free lunchtime recital of Persian classical music by Vida Edalat and the Saba Ensemble with readings from Omar Khayyam by Lobat Vala and Narguess Farzad (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). This event is a programme organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to celebrate the 150 anniversary of Edward FitzGerald's publication of The Rubaiyat where a wide selection of richly illustrated editions of the poem, together with fascinating background information on its long history is exhibited. Admission to the exhibition is also free.

 
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Tuesday 16 February 2010 at 1pm
Folio Society Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Admission & Opening Hours for the exhibition

Admission is free

The main building
09.30 - 18.00 Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri
09.30 - 20.00 Tue
09.30 - 17.00 Sat
11.00 - 17.00 Sun and Public Holidays

Enquiries

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, T +44 (0)843 2081144
E customer-services@bl.uk, W
The British Library


H.J. Ford's watercolor painting of the Rubaiyat's most famous stanza, undated

Image courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam at the British Library

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