Celebrating the bicentenary
of the birth of Dr David Livingstone

19 March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. This explorer, writer, missionary, medic and anti-slavery campaigner rose from humble beginnings in a Lanarkshire tenement to become celebrated as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.” Join us in rediscovering a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents.


Blantyre Time Capsule

Children from Blantyre Primary Schools will commemorate Livingstone’s bicentenary by burying a time capsule in the grounds of the David Livingstone Centre. The time capsule will also include material provided by children from Chilamba Primary School, Dedzaron, Malawi.


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Where & when


David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, G72 9BY, Scotland

Date & time

Tue, 19 Mar 2013
10.30 - 12.30


This is an old event, tickets are no longer for sale


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