Folio News : June 2011

Finalists announced for The Book Illustration Competition

A new prize from The Folio Society and House of Illustration

In October 2010, The Folio Society, in association with House of Illustration, launched a new competition open to artists and illustrators from around the world who had never previously illustrate...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Death of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Soldier, scholar and travel writer

Sir Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor, often called Britain's 'greatest living travel writer' (The Washington Post went as far as to call him 'the greatest living Englishman') has died aged 96...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

The Book Illustration Competition Awards event on 4 July

10 pairs of tickets will be given away to Folio members

The Folio Society and House of Illustration are hosting an event on Monday 4 July 2011 to announce the winners of their inaugural Book Illustration Competition. The prizes will be presented by Que...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Folio at the Charleston Festival

Members join Folio staff for two sold-out sponsored events

With exceptionally fine weather, a bucolic setting in the South Downs of Sussex and some brilliant speakers, this year's Charleston Literary Festival was a great success. We were able to offer a n...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Rituals of Seduction: Birds of Paradise

New exhibition at the Australian Museum, Sydney

A new exhibition at The Australian Museum in Sydney explores the exotic plumage of birds of Paradise and their influence on the peoples who have lived alongside them. With displays including head-...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011
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