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Terry Pratchett Exhibition Salisbury UK
« on: February 22, 2017, 06:58:29 AM »


The Salisbury Museum, The Estate of Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby present ‘Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’, an exclusive major exhibition based on the extraordinary life of Sir Terry Pratchett, the creative genius behind the Discworld series. Follow his journey to becoming one of our best known and best loved writers. This unique exhibition will include artwork by the man himself and treasured items owned by Sir Terry which have never previously been on public display. Also featured will be over forty original illustrations by Paul Kidby, Sir Terry’s artist of choice.

16th September 2017 to 13th January 2018, at Salisbury Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

 http://discworld.com/terry-pratchett-exhibition-announced-salisbury/

Early warning to all Discworld fans who may live near by or who may be in the area to check your diaries for later in the year. This exhibition will be open for a long time so someone here may be lucky enough to see it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 07:15:34 AM »
Will definitely try and get to this, even if it is a jaunt for me. I still haven't screwed up the courage to watch the documentary from a couple of weeks ago.  :'(

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 08:22:02 AM »
Guess I'm going to Salisbury.
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Re: Terry Pratchett Exhibition Salisbury UK
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 09:09:12 AM »
Oooooh I wonder if after it ends in Salisbury it will move to another museum further north?
(please, organisers...)
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 01:09:43 AM »
Thanks @Lady_Ty I will certainly pop down to this and would say it was a great excuse for a meet up.

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 11:05:45 PM »
Went to this today and can recommend it an gentle and intimate look at sir Terry's life and work. I will post detail if anyone is interested?

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 11:29:45 PM »
Glad you could make a visit Rostum, would like to hear what you found particularly interesting and special.
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Re: Terry Pratchett Exhibition Salisbury UK
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »
Yes, I'd like more details too :)
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 01:37:09 PM »
I'd love more details!

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 06:11:09 PM »
Sorry in the chaos of my current existence this got overlooked. Perhaps I should have written for the front page while it was fresh In my mind. I wasn't trying to build suspense honestly.

The exhibition starts with Terry's early life, photos, school reports and parents and quirky comments made about him or by him then discusses his early career as a journalist, press officer and author. again using old quoted material from interviews and statements over the years. every section have artwork from the books or concept sketches at eye level with no more than 4 paragraphs of text to describe the items on display. Pratchett was a capable artist himself and some sketches of the withes were on display.
Strange for a writer but it is a visual exhibit. There are the hat and coat (one of many apparently) and the recreation of his writing room as well as ancient laptops and do dads he used for the early books. His medals are there as well as his brownie toggle and badges and blue peter badge. He made a sword with Hector Cole when knighted and that and the help he gave in preserving the roman site the metal came from are detailed and the sword on display. The order of the Bee is explained as is early onset alzheimers the effect it had on him
and how it affected his writing. There is little to no mention of his wife and daughter as he was always careful to keep them out of the spotlight. All in all it was a gentle fun and enjoyable trip, but the exhibition is definitely about what he wrote and little to nothing about the why. Should you be inclined there are exclusive hardback versions of the books to the exhibition available at £20 a pop from the gift shop just beware of signed copies in a few years time.