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21 February 2022

Breaking the News on tour

The British Library’s Breaking the News exhibition opens at our London site on 22 April. Running in parallel with this will be pop-up displays at over 30 public libraries across the UK, via the Living Knowledge Network (LKN). As well as highlighting a selection of key British Library news objects, the displays will draw upon each library’s individual collection and regional connections to celebrate the value of regional news in communities across the UK. 

Breaking the News logo


The pop-up displays will feature graphics and text that investigate a variety of key news stories from 500 years of the news in Britain. Each tells us something different about how the news is made, and why the news matters. 

The LKN will launch the season of news on Thursday 24 February with a live-streamed event and discussion panel at Leeds Central Library. At the launch, Channel 4 newsreader Fatima Manji, James Mitchinson of the Yorkshire Post, artist and activist Rachel Horne, and former reporter Roger Lytollis will take part in a discussion exploring the regional news landscape, and how we all have a voice to tell our own stories and influence the bigger picture.

To book tickets to the event or to watch on our platform (online) live or within 48 hours on catch up, please visit:

For information on what online events are being lined up for Breaking the News around the country,  visit or follow the announcement on Twitter via

For a map of all libraries in the LKN network, see

Tamara Tubb