EVENT: FINDING MR HART, BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL
TYPE OF EVENT: PLAY
PARTNERS: BLACKBURN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
DATE: NOVEMBER 2017
The School of Advanced Studies, University of London brought their Being Human Festival to Blackburn with a performance of “Finding Mr Hart”. At the dawn of the 20th century, Robert Edward Hart lived a quiet life in Blackburn, managing a family rope-making business. Hart created one of Britain’s the most impressive book and coin collections. Using interviews, letters, business records and Hart’s personal notes, this creative theatre show took the audience into the quiet but imaginative world of one of Britain’s most important collectors.
Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.