Fact into fiction: Charles Dickens – A Southwark Childhood

Tomorrow (22nd May 2012) sees the opening of the Charles Dickens exhibition in Southwark’s Cuming Museum celebrating the the birth and work of Dickens.

This exhibition explores Dickens’ experiences of the Borough area of Southwark during his time there in 1824 such as the Marshalsea Prison, St George the Martyr Church and Mint Street workhouse and how they influenced his novels.

The exhibition will use objects, artworks and illustrations from the museum’s collection to map Dickens’ experiences and how they informed his writing. Alongside the exhibition there will be a lively events programme for adults and families.

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