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In Search of Frankenstein

  • Where:
    Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD
  • When:
    5 October to 5 January
    10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Every:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Next On:
    October 19th 2018 at 10:00am
  • How much:
    Free entry
  • Contact:
    01274 737843
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In Search of Frankenstein
From melting glaciers to nuclear bunkers,
In Search of Frankenstein reveals the present-day landscape that once inspired Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. In the bicentennial year of its publication, Impressions Gallery presents a specially-expanded version of Chloe Dewe Mathews’ acclaimed exhibition, first shown at The British Library, London.

Dewe Mathews was inspired by the novel’s genesis in 1816, when Mary was holidaying on the shore of Lake Geneva with her future husband the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and companions including Lord Byron. The peculiar climactic conditions of ‘The Year Without Summer’—the repercussions of a volcanic eruption in the Dutch East Indies—forced Shelley and her companions to remain indoors, competing to write the best ghost story. Despite the efforts of the more experienced male writers, it was the eighteen-year-old Mary who created the monster that would become one of literature’s most enduring creations.

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