Breaking the News Exhibition

Beeston Library, Beeston

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Venue Beeston Library

The displays in libraries across the UK run alongside Breaking the News, a major new exhibition at the British Library from 22 April to 21 August 2022. 


The news has shaped the world we live in for centuries. Today we carry it everywhere we go. As the news faces the existential threats of a post-truth, fake news world, this new exhibition in libraries across the UK examines the vital role it plays in all our lives.

Inspired by the UK’s biggest news collection, which dates back to the 1500s and grows daily, the exhibition showcases what makes a story through real headlines from newspapers, TV, radio and digital media. Delve into the stories that have shaped your local news and discover who has helped shape the news as we know it today.

The news has the power to make or break elections, to shoot an artist to super-stardom or bring them crashing down to earth. We expect the news to speak truth to power, but can it ever really be objective? Is your news the same as everyone else’s? How do you use the news to navigate the world around you?

Alongside Breaking the News you can enjoy Breaking the Nottinghamshire News celebrating news stories from the county, explored through the wonderful resources in our Local Studies and Nottinghamshire Archives collections. 

What makes the news where you live? How does a local story become a headline grabber or how does someone make it into the history books? 

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Greta Thunburg at a podium with the EU flag behind her

Portrait of Greta Thunberg

Credit Line: CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2020 – Source: EP


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