A new exhibition, Echo and Narcissus, opens at the John Rylands Library in August, taking inspiration from the classical myth of the same name. The tragedy of Echo and Narcissus is a cautionary tale of unrequited love and the evils of misplaced pride. In this exhibition, the viewer is presented with numerous mirrors, each burnished with a statement suggesting identification with a literary heroine. The aim is to prompt literal and theoretical reflection on what it is to be female and feminine and how we identify with image and characters through time. The exhibition continues through to next January.

Mon 11 Aug 2014 – Fri 9 Jan 2015, John Rylands Library, Deansgate, M3 3EH. Tel: 0161 306 0555, Sun – Mon 12pm – 5pm, Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, FREE, events.manchester.ac.uk

Mon 11 Aug - Fri 9 Jan
Frank Balmer
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Thu 8 Jan 2015