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March 2020

Meet Pippi Longstocking: Storytelling Performance by Danyah Miller

Sun 1 March @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The British Library, Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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In celebration of the 75th birthday of Astrid Lindgren’s much-loved Pippi Longstocking, acclaimed storyteller Danyah Miller (I Believe in Unicorns) and award-winning director Helena Middleton (Pippi Longstocking – The Musical Adventure) have created a playful and quirky one-woman storytelling performance with audience participation to introduce children to 'the strongest girl in the world'. Find out how the self-sufficient, quick-witted and generous Pippi has inspired fans the world over, including Lauren Child, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and Cerys Matthews, to name just…

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The War of the Worlds: Immersive Experience

Mon 9 March @ 8:00 am - Fri 1 May @ 4:00 pm
56 Leaden Street, 56 Leaden Street
London, EC3A 2BJ United Kingdom
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£49.50

Travel back in time to 1898 in Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience. HG Wells’ terrifying tale about a Martian invasion is brought to life through theatre, virtual reality, holograms, cutting-edge technology and music from Wayne’s iconic soundtrack. Be part of the story as you roam the battlefield, encounter a Martian intruder and watch the Martian Fighting Machine rise in virtual reality. Have an interval drink in the Red Weed bar and, if you survive the…

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Poetry Beyond Print: Scarlett Sabet in conversation with Jimmy Page

Mon 9 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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Hailed by Hunger Magazine as “one of the brightest new stars on the international poetry scene”, poet and performer Scarlett Sabet has built a reputation for her beautiful prose and emotive readings. Inspired by the Beat poets, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, her work including four collections - Camille (2019), Zoreh (2018), The Lock and the Key (2016) and Rocking Underground (2014) - explores themes of women and friendship, loss and childhood, and the politics of isolation and despair. Joining…

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Agatha Christie – The Mousetrap

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
St Martins Theatre, West St, London
London, WC2H 9NZ United Kingdom
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Agatha Christie's legendary 'whodunit' is still delighting and thrilling audiences in London's West End, as the show enters its 65th record-breaking year on stage. Running at the St. Martin's Theatre since 1974, the original production opened across the road at the Ambassadors Theatre on 25 November 1952 and has since been presented in 27 different languages in more than 50 countries around the world. "A group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their horror,…

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Susan Hill – The Woman in Black

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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Follow the story of an obsessed solicitor, Arthur Kipps, as he’s convinced of a curse cast over him and his family by a ghostly Woman in Black from his past, at the Fortune Theatre in London. Find out what happens as he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul, in this shocking play of darkest memories mingling with a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds. The Woman in Black combines…

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Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
House of MinaLima, 26 Greek Street
London, W1D 5DE United Kingdom
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Free

  Step inside the visual world of JK Rowling’s wizardry stories at the quirky House of MinaLima, tucked away in London’s West End. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie artwork, are showcasing their magical designs in a free exhibition. Wind your way round the narrow staircases of the four-floor house to see walls covered in prints and graphics and take a closer look at authentic movie props on loan from Warner Bros.     Find artworks from…

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Jk Rowling’s – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 5AY United Kingdom
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£15

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two…

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The Phantom of the Opera

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, St James SW1Y 4QL United Kingdom + Google Map
£25

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. Richard Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber wrote the musical's book together. Stilgoe also provided additional lyrics. Based on the French novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daae, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius living in the subterranean labyrinth beneath the Paris Opera House.  

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Mary Poppins

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street
London, W1d 4HS United Kingdom
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£22.50

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS is now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Starring Zizi Strallen, returning to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, Charlie Stemp as Bert, who recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Half A Sixpence, Joseph Millson…

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Agatha Christie’s – Witness for the Prosecution

Tue 10 March @ 8:00 am - Thu 12 March @ 5:00 pm
London County Hall, The Chamber, County Hall, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB
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  Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high. Will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose? According to her autobiography, Witness for the Prosecution was one of Agatha Christie’s favourites of all her works, stating: ‘One night at the theatre stands out in my memory especially; the first night of Witness for the Prosecution. I can safely say that that was the only…

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An Evening with Lynda La Plante

Tue 10 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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London Book & Screen Week are delighted to welcome you to an evening to celebrate one of the UK’s best-loved writers, queen of crime drama Lynda La Plante. Join Lynda for a gin cocktail at this special event as the writer discusses her illustrious career across page, stage and screen and offers a preview of her forthcoming book Buried (Zaffre, April 2020), the first in an exciting new series from the author. Born and raised in Liverpool, La Plante trained…

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Coming of Age Cult Classics with Joe Dunthorne and Lisa Owens

Wed 11 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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From Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower to Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole, the coming-of-age tale is a treasure trove of classics, producing stories that capture the collective imagination and which we return to again and again across print, audio, stage and screen. To discuss the horror and brilliance, the humour and the heartache, and how to create comedy from the angst of adolescence, London Book & Screen Week brings together Joe Dunthorne, whose hugely successful debut Submarine was adapted…

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Yes Minister! Jonathan Lynn in conversation with Ayesha Hazarika

Thu 12 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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On both sides of the Atlantic, the political environment has taken an us into unchartered territory. On one side, reality star turned political leader Donald Trump presides over a turbulent Twitter presidency. Meanwhile at home, the UK remains deeply embroiled in a polarising and uncertain Brexit process. With reality looking stranger than fiction, London Book & Screen Week welcomes Jonathan Lynn, co-creator of the phenomenally successful Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister to discuss the modern political landscape and the…

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Regenerating the Doctor: Celebrating 15 years of the Revived Doctor Who

Fri 13 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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Doctor Who has long reigned supreme as one of the nation’s favourite TV programmes, amassing a whole new generation of avid fans and followers following its relaunch in 2005. The show not only draws in leading novelists to support script-writing but has inspired a wealth of print and audio adventures. To celebrate the series, London Book & Screen Week welcomes actress Sophie Aldred, best known as the seventh Doctor Who companion, Ace, who beat up a Dalek with a baseball…

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Brunch with Miguel Barclay

Sat 14 March @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School, 25 Saint Anne's Court W1F 0BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Bestselling author Miguel Barclay shot to fame as 'The One Pound Chef', delivering easy recipes that really work, at prices everyone can afford. His goal is simple: to encourage you to cook simple and tasty meals at home and all for £1 per person. Joining us for a London Book & Screen Week special, Miguel will discuss Meat-Free One Pound Meals and demonstrate recipes from his new book. Whether you’re veggie, adopting Meat-Free Monday, or just fancy trying something new,…

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Where’s Wally? Fun Run 2020

Sun 15 March
Olympic Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park E20 United Kingdom + Google Map
£10 – £27

  You are invited to join us at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 15 March 2020, and follow in the footsteps of sporting legends as we turn the park red and white in the name of literacy! There's a 5km or a 10km course to choose from which are perfect for beginners or those looking to achieve a personal best, plus there's a 1km route for little legs! Every runner will receive: Where's Wally? costume Collectible medal Chip…

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Karl Marx The Walking Tour

Sun 15 March
Piccadilly Circus London, W1J 9HT United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

Karl Marx was the most influential thinker of modern times. We walk you through the story of his life in London, and explain his ideas and their influence on human destiny. His epic life story combines comedy and tragedy, love and hate, hope and despair. This set the backdrop to an intellectual expedition that sought to unravel the mysteries of history, politics, economics and philosophy. Marx’s work inspired protests and strikes, rebellions and revolutions, terrorism and war, struggles for freedom,…

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