Brian May – Diableries at the British Library


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TimeOut is promoting Brian’s talk at the British Library:

16 Oct 2013
Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell with Brian May
Things to do
Conference Centre, British Library
Wed Oct 30 2013

Venue details
Name: Conference Centre, British Library
Address: 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
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Transport: Tube: King’s Cross Event
phone: 020 7412 5528/5522
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Something a bit different for Halloween, this. It turns out that Queen guitarist Brian May isn’t just an astrophysicist and badger-lover. He also collects ‘Diableries’ (‘Devilments’), stereoscopic cards depicting devils, satyrs and skeletons that were first produced in 1860s France. Examples will be shown in 3D on a big screen during this talk by May and photographic historians Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming. All three have collaborated on a new book, ‘Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell’, which contains 500 colour and black-and-white photographs and comes with a stereo viewer designed by May himself. (