Terry Pratchett Exhibition Opens In Salisbury
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September 16th saw an exciting day for the Salisbury museum, as it opened an exclusive new exhibit based on the life and work of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett (who sadly passed away in 2015), named HisWorld, after his famous Discworld series.
The exhbition features work by the famous author himself, as well as over 40 original paintings and drawings by Paul Kidby, an artist endorsed by Pratchett. Kidby designed the Discworld book jackets from 2002 and has had illustrations featured in many of Pratchett's works. Kidby's work will also feature in an exhibition running alongside HisWorld, called Paul Kidby: The Charmed Realm, running now until the 6th January 2018. The HisWorld exhibition promises to be suitably eccentric, with cases full of parphernalia such as Pratchett's famous hat, his typewriter, a full replica of his study (with the actual items from there in it, such as his desk) and even the sword he had made when he was knighted in 2009, because he felt that every knight needed a sword. It promises to cover the whole of Pratchett's writing career, from his early novels, to his 10 final unfinished novels, which were stored on a harddrive that was crushed by a steamroller earlier in the year, in accordance with Pratchett's wishes. Standard admission to the Salisbury Musuem, which includes entrance to the Pratchett exhibit, costs £7.50 for adults, £3.60 for children and £18.50 for a family. So if you are a big Pratchett fan, then this exhibition offers the opportunity to see into HisWorld!