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April 2018

European Poetry Festival: The European Camarade in Manchester

13 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Participants: Latvian writer Inga Pizāne Bringing together some of the finest modern poets of the thriving Manchester scene in collaborative pairs with writers visiting from Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, France, Germany and Italy, this special Camarade event will present dynamic new duets of live literature made especially for the night. More information

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Hit the Ode

13 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
£5 – £8

Participants: Latvian writer Kārlis Vērdiņš Apples and Snakes presents Hit the Ode, Birmingham’s premier poetry night. Every month, Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us at our new home, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome for poems from all across the world. We have poems and lots of them. Poems to ruffle feathers and caress your heart strings. Poems that will challenge your nan to a…

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EstLitFest – Book Launch: Peering through the Iron Curtain – Ilmar Taska launches Pobeda 1946: A Car Called Victory

13 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Anna Winslet, Edmund Harcourt, Chris McKeeman, and Rosie Goldsmith and music by Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste. EstLitFest is proud to host the UK launch of Ilmar Taska’s first full length novel. A fascinating evocation of Estonian life under Soviet occupation, Pobeda 1946 is told through the eyes of a young boy, and brilliantly captures the distrust and fear that was felt by so many Estonians after World War II. The novel is brought to life with a dramatic…

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EstLitFest – Live Music: The Villu Veski and Robert Mitchell Jazz Quartet

13 April, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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One of Estonia’s best-known jazz musicians, Villu Veski, teams up with the UK’s Robert Mitchell to bring live jazz to the EstLitFest stage on Friday night. The UK-Estonian Villu Veski and Robert Mitchell Jazz Quartet are: Villu Veski, Estonia (saxophones), Robert Mitchell, UK (keyboards), Heikko Remmel, Estonia (double bass), and Saleem Raman, UK (drums). Special guest Tiit Kalluste, Estonia (accordion). Villu Veski is one of Estonia’s best-known jazz musicians who has performed on the many of the world’s most prestigious…

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EstLitFest – The Estonian Literature Festival – Day Two

14 April, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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£6

As an extension of the London Book Fair, a weekend celebration of Estonian writing will be taking place at the EstLitFest (13 – 14 April 2018). This exciting event is part of the centenary celebrations of the Estonian Republic, Estonia 100, and will bring together some of the country’s finest writers and familiar faces from the UK for a festival of words, food, drink and live music. Stories and songs | A family morning with Veronika Kivisilla 11.00-12.00, Family event…

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EstLitFest – Family Event: Stories and songs – A family morning with Veronika Kivisilla

14 April, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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The Estonian storyteller and poet Veronika Kivisilla invites children (and their parents) to a free Saturday morning session of inventive storytelling and singing. Veronika Kivisilla is a storyteller and poet who made her poetry debut in 2011 with the collection Dear Calendar. 11am, Studio | Free, 60mins

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EstLitFest – Breakfast Session: Meet the translators

14 April, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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Featuring Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov, Christopher Moseley, Adam Cullen Translators are the unsung heroes that allow literature to travel across border. Meet Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov, Christopher Moseley and Adam Cullen at this informal breakfast session at the Print Room bar, and find out what it takes to bring the Estonian language to life in English. Estonian breakfast will be provided. 11am, Bar | Free, 30mins

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EstLitFest – Panel Discussion: On Jaan Kross – Celebrating an Estonian icon

14 April, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Christopher MacLehose, Ian Thomson, Jaan Undusk The late Jaan Kross is Estonia’s best-known and most widely translated author. He survived both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Estonia, won countless awards for his writing, and was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Christopher MacLehose, Ian Thomson and Jaan Undusk discuss the life of an Estonian icon. Christopher MacLehose is a British publisher and champion of translated fiction. He founded his eponymous imprint The MacLehose Press in…

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EstLitFest – Panel Discussion: Estonian Vikings: The Northmen’s fury

14 April, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Marika Mägi, James Graham-Campbell and Mart Kuldkepp The Vikings might be heavily associated with Scandinavia, but this is not the only region these sailor warriors came from. An EstLitFest panel of experts discusses the Vikings east of the Baltic Sea, where people in some regions had traditions of sailing and contacts with both the East and the West. Marika Mägi is an archaeologist and historian working at Tallinn University. She specialises in the Viking Age and Early Middle Ages…

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Witness for the Prosecution

14 April, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
London County Hall, The Chamber, County Hall, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB
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Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions are delighted to present a major new production of Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom play, Witness for the Prosecution, taking place inside the unique and spectacular setting of The Chamber, inside London County Hall. Director Lucy Bailey (Love From A Stranger, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action, with some even watching from the jury box, as this gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them. Leonard…

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EstLitFest – Provocation: What now, Europe? A future of nation states from Estonia’s perspective

14 April, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Mihkel Mutt, Tiina Intelmann and Rosie Goldsmith Mihkel Mutt is not just a versatile writer, columnist and critic (and Author of the Day at London Book Fair); he also held key positions in Estonian politics. At EstLitFest, he is joined by the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, Tiina Intelmann, to take Estonia’s perspective on Europe in transformation. Rosie Goldsmith chairs. Mihkel Mutt is an Estonian writer and a versatile columnist on domestic and world politics. He began his career…

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EstLitFest – In Conversation: Post-war lives – Kai Aareleid and Linda Grant

14 April, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Rosie Goldsmith Estonian fiction writer and translator, Kai Aareleid, in conversation with the award-winning British novelist Linda Grant. In Aareleid’s latest novel, Burning Cities, a young girl revisits the first two decades of her life following the Second World War in Communist Estonia. In Linda Grant ’s “exhilaratingly good new novel” (The Guardian), The Dark Circles, the war is over too, but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has…

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EstLitFest – Provocation: Russia, and Russian literature beyond its borders – Andrei Ivanov in conversation with Zinovy Zinik

14 April, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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EstLitFest welcomes the unique perspective of Andrei Ivanov, a writer who sees himself as part of the Russian literary tradition, but identifies with Estonia as his home country and creative point of departure. Ivanov will be in conversation with the bilingual British author Zinovy Zinik, who also still writes in Russian. They will discuss Russia and how the country’s literature is alive and reflected beyond its official political borders. Andrei Ivanov is inspired by his Russian and Estonian identity. After…

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Crime, Christie & Cream Tea

14 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christie’s books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. Her work has been adapted for stage, screen and radio all over the world, most recently for Kenneth Branagh’s all-star adaptation Murder on the Orient Express. Evoking the nostalgia of times gone by, jump on board a classic Routemaster bus for cream team and a tour of London sites, taking in some of  the iconic locations associated with Christie’s work. We will have…

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EstLitFest – In Conversation: Endlessly curious – Rein Raud and Tony White

14 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Bhavit Mehta With an inquisitive mind and sophisticated style, Rein Raud is versatility personified: he has written poetry, plays, short stories, and novels. One of Estonia’s best known writers and an influential opinion leader, Raud will be in conversation with the formally adventurous and equally curious British novelist, writer and editor Tony White, whose latest novel, The Fountain in the Forest, has just been published to much acclaim. Bhavit Mehta chairs. Rein Raud was born in 1961 and since…

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EstLitFest – Poetry: Days of grace – Meet the Estonian master Doris Kareva

14 April, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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With Miriam McIlfatrick, Philip Gross, Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste Nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Kareva is one of Estonia’s best-loved poets. Her latest collection Days of Grace spans over forty years of her poetic output. She and her translator Miriam McIlfatrick will recite and discuss her work, and will be in conversation with the poet, novelist, playwright and academic Philip Gross. They will be accompanied by the musicians Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste. Doris…

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European Poetry Festival : The European Camarade in Middlesbrough

14 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Participants: Latvian writer Inga Pizāne Bringing together some of the finest modern poets of the thriving North East scene in collaborative pairs with writers visiting from Norway, Latvia, Germany and Italy, this special Camarade event will present dynamic new duets of live literature made especially for the night.   More information

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Concert of Imants Ziedonis Foundation “Viegli”

14 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ukranian Social club, 154 Holland Park Avenue
London, W11 4UH
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Imants Ziedonis Foundation “Viegli” was established in the spring of 2010 with the aim to pursue the mission dear to the patron of the Foundation, poet Imants Ziedonis, – “Latvia is an incredibly beautiful land, but such beauty needs help to shine.” The Foundation promots and implements the ideas and values of Imants Ziedonis, continues to support creative and unusual ideas, and organizes public projects that reveal the beauty of Latvia.  

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EstLitFest – Reading: The dreamlike surrealism of Mehis Heinsaar

14 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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Adam Cullen reads from a new collection of stories by Estonia’s most acclaimed short story writer Mehis Heinsaar. Characterised as magic realism and inspired by world literature, these imaginative tales are gems of intellectually oriented prose with plenty of room for play. A mesmerising homage to surrealism. Adam Cullen was born in Minnesota and has lived in Estonia for the last decade. His recent translations include The Inner Immigrant by Mihkel Mutt and The Reconstruction by Rein Raud. 7pm, Studio…

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Witness for the Prosecution

14 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:50 pm
London County Hall, The Chamber, County Hall, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB
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Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions are delighted to present a major new production of Agatha Christie’s classic courtroom play, Witness for the Prosecution, taking place inside the unique and spectacular setting of The Chamber, inside London County Hall. Director Lucy Bailey (Love From A Stranger, The Graduate, Titus Andronicus) thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action, with some even watching from the jury box, as this gripping tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them. Leonard…

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EstLitFest – Live Music: Adventurous accordions – The explorative folk of Rüüt

14 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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Rüüt delivers a new take on the quest for the essence of traditional music. The band’s fresh and explorative original arrangements of traditional Estonian songs will appeal to folk lovers, those interested in technical intricacies, and everyone who’s curious about music. Rüüt is an Estonian folk band, consisting of Juhan Uppin (diatonic accordion), Maarja Soomre (vocals, melodica), Maili Metssalu (vocals, fiddle) and Toomas Oks (diatonic accordion). 8pm, Theatre | £6, 60mins

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EstLitFest – Party

14 April, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Printroom at the Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate
London, W11 3LB
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9pm, Bar

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Paddington Celebrates 60 with the Book Fairies

14 April, 2018 - 15 April, 2018

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in October 1958, with exquisite illustrations by Peggy Fortnum, and went on to become one of the best-known children’s books of all time. To celebrate 60 Years of our favourite marmalade-loving friend, London Book & Screen Week will collaborate with Book Fairies, in partnership with Harper Collins, to distribute Paddington books across the capital - look out for the little bear around London on Sunday 15th April!

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

15 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand
London, WC2R 0ET United Kingdom

Austentatious is an entirely improvised comedy play, starring a cast of the country’s sharpest comic performers, who conjure up a ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Whether you’ve read all of Austen’s works or none of them, this hilarious show will be a totally new experience. Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, no two shows are ever the same. Previous ’lost‘ masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark…

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February 2019

Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men: Caroline Criado Perez & Lynn Enright

Wed 13 February @ 6:30 am
Waterstones Gower Street, 82 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EQ
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Can you imagine a world where: your mobile phone is too big for your hand?your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body?if you have a car accident you are 47% more likely be seriously injured than your partner?every week the countless hours of work you do are recognised or values? If you don’t need to imagine any of them, chances are you’re women.Award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez will discuss her new book Invisible Women with journalist and author of Vagina: A Re-education Lynn…

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Picture Book Storytime

Wed 13 February @ 11:00 am
Waterstones Greenwich, 51 Greenwich Church Street
London, SE10 9BL
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Come in with your little ones to enjoy a picture book reading in our children's section! Sit down and relax while your little ones discover a picture book or two with our storytelling bookseller. Free entry, just come on in!

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March 2019

Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘Drawn with Design’

Mon 11 March - Sun 17 March
The V & A Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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As a young girl Beatrix Potter showed keen design skills. This display tracks the development of Potter's artistry by showcasing examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her adored, famous illustrations that came later.

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Cats on the Page

Mon 11 March - Sun 17 March
The British Library, Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and inspire. Renew your acquaintance with familiar favourites including Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting…

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Portraying George Eliot

Mon 11 March - Sun 17 March
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE
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This display marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot (1819–80), one of Britain’s most renowned novelists. Born Mary Anne Evans on 22 November 1819, she embarked on her career at the relatively mature age of thirty-two. Evans adopted the pseudonym ‘George Eliot’ to retain her anonymity. Since 1853, she had been romantically involved with a married man, the writer George Henry Lewes; although separated from his wife, their relationship was regarded as improper. Eliot also had concerns about…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat.

Mon 11 March @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:10 am, repeating until 17 March, 2019

Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383 - 387 High Street,
London, E15 4QZ United Kingdom
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An immersive exhibition of the world of Judith Kerr’s creatures. Saturday 16 February – September 2019 Open every day, times vary. £1.50 (£1 Annual Pass holders) in addition to your Day Pass. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. “Suddenly there was a ring at the door… The Tiger said, ‘Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?’” Join The Tiger for tea and hear the tale of his surprise visit to Sophie and her…

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Addiction, a Biopsychological Perspective – Book Launch

Mon 11 March @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
London Metropolitan University, 166 - 220 Holloway Road
London, N7 8DB
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The London Metropolitan University School of Social Sciences is pleased to invite you to Chris Chandler's Book Launch, which will take place on 11th of March, 2019,  Dr. Chris Chandler, Head of Psychology at London Metropolitan University, alongside Anita Andrews, is releasing the book entitled "Addiction, A Biopsychological Perspective". About the event The event will take place between 4:00 and 5:30 pm, in TG-30 (Henry Thomas Room), and will include a general presentation of the book by Dr. Chris Chandler, followed by a Q&a and a networking section.…

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Activists and the Surveillance State – Book Launch

Mon 11 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London, United Kingdom + Google Map

The Westminster Law, Development and Conflict Research Group invites you to the launch of Activists and the Surveillance State - Learning From Repressio.  This book reflects on the surveillance, harassment and infiltration that pervades the lives of activists, organisations that are labelled as 'threats to national security' or ‘domestic extremists’. Activists and scholars from the UK, South Africa, Canada, the US, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand discuss the long history of the use of secret police, security agencies and informers to spy…

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Christopher Paolini in conversation

Mon 11 March @ 6:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
London, United Kingdom
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Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon, will be in Manchester to discuss his new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle: The Fork, The Witch, and the Worm. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. Paolini's latest volume features three original stories set in the world of Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. It includes an excerpt from the memoir of the…

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17,000 Islands of Imagination: Indonesian Literature Today

Mon 11 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£8 – £12

With its incredible diversity of identities, languages, religions, geographies and histories, Indonesia cannot easily be represented in writing. Louise Doughty chairs an evening of discussion and readings with some of Indonesia’s most exciting contemporary writers: Agustinus Wibowo, Dewi Lestari and Seno Gumira Ajidarma. Together they will talk about turning their islands of imagination into stories, novels and narratives that together begin to capture the complexity and diversity of Indonesia today.

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BAFTA Masterclass: I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here!

Mon 11 March @ 7:00 pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LN
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Hear from the team behind the BAFTA-winning programme who will share their insights on bringing the hit reality show to our screens. On the back of their 18th season in the jungle, officially the most watched series in the show's history, our I’m A Celebrity…panel will re-live some of their best moments. We’ll celebrate the craft of the show, from casting, to Bushtucker trials, to how the team keep the show fresh and inventive, offering you the inside track on the making…

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Bohemian Rhapsody: The Luna Cinema

Mon 11 March @ 7:00 pm
National History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Your ticket to Movie Nights at the Museum grants you access to ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ on the evening of your chosen screening prior to the film. If you are booked for a 19:15 screening, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 18:30. If you are booked for the later evening showing, the exhibit will be open 1 hour before the screening starts. This offer is not transferable to any other event, exhibition or experience at the Natural History Museum. Please…

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Edward II

Mon 11 March @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 15 March, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on 16 March, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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King Edward recalls his lover, Gaveston, from banishment and sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in all of early modern theatre. Threatened by the preferment shown to the ‘upstart’ Gaveston, and exasperated by Edward’s neglect of matters of state, the king’s nobles join forces with Queen Isabella and the clergy to plot the downfall of Edward’s circle of flatterers, and ultimately of the king himself. Edward II is a…

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Betrayal

Mon 11 March @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 14 March, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on 16 March, 2019 at 2:30 pm

The Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN
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Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars alongside Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, opening at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited 12-week season from 5 March 2019. With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. Described as “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (Daily Telegraph), this production marks the culmination of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s ground-breaking Pinter at the…

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The Triumphant Return of Old Baggage

Mon 11 March @ 7:30 pm
West End Lane Books, 277 West End Lane
London, NW6 1QS
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Lissa Evans talks about her heavenly, Hampstead-set bestselling novel. We are never knowingly under-hyperbolised and we have loved, adored and evangelised Lissa Evans‘ warm, wise and witty novel Old Baggage since first reading it in hardback. But now, not only is it in paperback, it’s finally achieved its rightful status as a Number 1 bestseller, so we are delighted to welcome Lissa back to the shop to read from and answer questions about her book on March 11 at 7.30…

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Let the Right One in

Mon 11 March @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 16 March, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on 13 March, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on 15 March, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Stage adaptation by Jack Thorne Based on the Swedish novel & film by John Ajvide Lindqvist Director Angie Langfield Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Let The Right One In is a chilling coming-of-age love story, set in a bleak housing estate in the 1980s, where a series of bloody murders has terrorised the neighbourhood. Oskar is a bullied, lonely boy living with his alcoholic mother. When the androgynous and charismatic Eli…

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Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Mon 11 March @ 8:00 pm
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street
London, WC2B 5HH United Kingdom
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AUSTENTATIOUS is an entirely improvised comedy play in the style of Jane Austen. Join the all-star cast as they create a riotously funny new literary masterpiece, based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Performed in full Regency costume, with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious’s past works include ‘Bath to the Future’, ‘Strictly Come Darcy’ and ‘Mansfield Shark’.  No two shows are ever the same!

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A Star is Born: The Luna Cinema

Mon 11 March @ 9:45 pm
National History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Your ticket to Movie Nights at the Museum grants you access to ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ on the evening of your chosen screening prior to the film. If you are booked for a 19:15 screening, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 18:30. If you are booked for the later evening showing, the exhibit will be open 1 hour before the screening starts. This offer is not transferable to any other event, exhibition or experience at the Natural History Museum. Please…

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Opening Doors London: Greenwich Film club for older LGBT* people

Tue 12 March @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road Greenwich,
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom
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Join Danny & Nick - Opening Doors London - for older LGBT* 50+yrs - Greenwich Film Club - 2019 Please note that this event takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Film Choice - Will be advertised and confirmed through Eventbrite one week in advance of this event, please note that your cinema tickets will need to be purchased at Greenwich Picture House on the day on a first come first serve basis. Please note that this is…

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Love & laughter: Celebrating the best of Rom Com

Tue 12 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho Hotel United Kingdom + Google Map

Join London Book & Screen Week for a celebration of romantic comedies on page and screen. In partnership with the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the evening will host a sparkling discussion with internationally bestselling authors Sarah Morgan (One Summer in Paris, HQ) and Nicola Cornick (The Woman in the Lake, HQ), followed by a film screening selected by the authors. Each ticket includes a complimentary drink on arrival. Get your tickets now    

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Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX
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£15

The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, an homage to hip-hop and the power of storytelling. On the Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities faced by poor and working-class black families. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of…

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Isaiah Berlin, philosopher of freedom: Film screening and Q&A with the director Judith Wechsler

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£10

“Isaiah Berlin, philosopher of freedom”, a 72 minute documentary completed in 2018, traces the intellectual development of a leading 20th century public intellectual in the context of his life and  times, through archival film and recordings of its subject, as well as interviews with his biographer Michael Ignatieff, his principal  editor Henry Hardy, and pianist and writer Alfred Brendel,  among others.  From Berlin’s early life in Riga, to his family’s move to London in 1921 when he was 11, through…

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Guantánamo Kid: Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc and Jeremy Harding

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan. Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one…

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An evening with Guzel Yakhina and Lisa Hayden

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Guzel Yakhina, one of Russia’s most exciting new talents, will be joining us to discuss Zuleikha- her multi-award winning novel inspired by the memories of her grandmother’s exile to Siberia – along with the novel’s translator, Lisa Hayden. Set amid the spiralling political terror of the 1930s Soviet Union, a young Tartar woman is sentenced to a prison sentence in Siberia, where she learns the necessity of forging a new identity in order to survive. A modern work of lagernaya literature…

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Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Writer, poet and host of the hit podcast Mostly Lit Derek Owusu joins us to discuss the position of the Black male in Britain, as told through the rich and varied stories collected in his anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. Featuring essays from poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists, Safe offers personal insight into the Black male experience in relation to schooling, media and community—and  shows us how a new generation of Black voices is inspiring and educating us to re-examine…

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Night at the Museum: The Luna Cinema

Tue 12 March @ 7:00 pm
National History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Your ticket to Movie Nights at the Museum grants you access to ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ on the evening of your chosen screening prior to the film. If you are booked for a 19:15 screening, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 18:30. If you are booked for the later evening showing, the exhibit will be open 1 hour before the screening starts. This offer is not transferable to any other event, exhibition or experience at the Natural History Museum. Please…

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Richard II

Tue 12 March @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Beset by problems at home and abroad, a capricious king is forced to relinquish his 'hollow crown'. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away, Richard reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity. Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush…

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Animated Realities: Pop-up Animation Screening

Tue 12 March @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Peckham Springs, Units 4-5 Dovedale Trading Estate
London, SE15 4QN
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Box office/Bar: 19.00 // Part One: 20.00* // Interval: 20.45 // Part Two: 21.00 // Post Show Drinks: 21.45 *Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the screening to collect your tickets - there are no trailers / All films are without any dialogues. The venue is fully step-free. Please inform us if you need any access assistance. ANIMATED REALITIES - international animated short film programme Immerse yourself in the world of animated film art, where…

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Jurassic Park: The Luna Cinema

Tue 12 March @ 9:30 pm
National History Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Your ticket to Movie Nights at the Museum grants you access to ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ on the evening of your chosen screening prior to the film. If you are booked for a 19:15 screening, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 18:30. If you are booked for the later evening showing, the exhibit will be open 1 hour before the screening starts. This offer is not transferable to any other event, exhibition or experience at the Natural History Museum. Please…

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Seeing Daylight: Documentary Film Screening about Dorothy Bohm

Wed 13 March @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road
London, E2 9PA
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Dorothy Bohm has been photographing for over 70 years. When fleeing the rise of Nazism aged 13 she was given a camera by her father as a parting gift; she wouldn’t see her father for another two decades. Since then she has become one of Britain’s most eminent photographers. Seeing Daylight is a documentary about her practice, how she learned photography, what drives her to photograph and how her images changed photography. Screening includes private view of exhibition. 18:30 (doors…

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Best of the Bluestocking Bookshop Tour

Wed 13 March @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DA
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£13.16

A special bookshops tour! More browsing and less walking, visiting an eclectic mix of wonderful bookshops. A great tour for locals and visitors, exploring secret spots and literary history not far from Leicester Square Station. Walk begins near Leicester Square Station, ends in time for tea or a drink. Lauren is a classically trained librarian with an extroverted twist and lots of experience in sharing her enthusiasm with groups. Tours visit 5 bookshops and involves 30 minutes walking, with sightseeing along…

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Grantchester: James Runcie in conversation with Daisy Coulam

Wed 13 March @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Soho Hotel United Kingdom + Google Map

ITV’s hit drama Grantchester returns this spring, introducing a new face to the Cambridgeshire village – Reverend Will Davenport.  To celebrate, London Book & Screen Week are bringing together James Runcie, author of the novels behind the popular TV series (The Grantchester Mysteries), and Daisy Coulam, Grantchester’s lead script writer, to discuss the charms of crime-fighting clergy, on-set antics, and the fascinating elements of creating a popular period drama. James will also share details of his new novel - The…

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Jane Yeh, Discipline: Book Launch

Wed 13 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX
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Please join us to celebrate the launch of Jane Yeh's third collection, Discipline, a Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Recommendation. This event will be a celebratory party without readings. The Café's bar will be open for refreshments, and copies of the book will be available to buy. In Discipline, her third collection, Jane Yeh depicts a haunting and hilarious variety of lives, from an endangered young rhinoceros to the denizens of the 1980s New York club scene. These multifaceted poems explore the…

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The Good Immigrant USA with Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

Wed 13 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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To celebrate the launch of The Good Immigrant USA, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2016's The Good Immigrant, co-editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman introduce some of the voices they've brought together for this new collection. In this urgent collection of essays from first- and second-generation immigrants, Shukla and Suleyman hand the platform over to a panel of writers to explore what it feels like to be othered in an increasingly hostile and divided country. Sharing the stories of lives lived between cultures and journeys in search of personal identity, The Good Immigrant USA is a provocative, multi-vocal portrait of the United…

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The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor – an evening with Rana Haddad

Wed 13 March @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones Crouch End, Unit 1, 2-4 The Broadway, Crouch End
London, N8 9SN United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening with Rana Haddad, author of The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor: Taking place in 1970-90s Syria, from the point of view of a curly haired anti-establishment girl who does all the things a girl like her is not supposed to do. A tale about finding truth and freedom in a world that tries to deny it. A rebellious photographer, a romantic astronomy student, a tantalising singer and a snobbish but highly strung heart surgeon,…

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line with Dr David Nott

Wed 13 March @ 7:30 pm
The MCT at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road
London, SE22 8SU United Kingdom
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Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with David Nott who will be discussing his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line. David Nott is a consultant surgeon for the NHS but for more than twenty five years, he has taken unpaid leave from his job to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations…

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The Big Lebowski: Pop-up cinema

Wed 13 March @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park
London, SE4 2BY
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£10

Join us for our Cult Classic month where we will be showing 90's classic The Big Lebowski, staring John Goodman, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.Our pop-up film night is set in an iconic London gem The Rivoli Ballroom which has featured in many films its self such as Tom Hardy's Legend, The Avengers Age of Ultron, The Muppets, Brad Pitt's Spy Game. The Rivoli is steeped in history and original features. Doors open 8pm, We will have two bars open serving British Ale,…

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Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic

Thu 14 March @ 8:15 am
Senate House Library, University Of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU
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£5

Join us on Thursday 14 March for a unique combination of magic show, book launch and talk by Gustav Kuhn on his new book Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic About the book: How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind. What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that…

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Project Ovation Spring Festival 2019

Thu 14 March @ 9:30 am - Fri 15 March @ 3:30 pm
The Vaults, The Vaults, Leake Street,
London, SE1 7NN United Kingdom
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£35

Welcome to Ovation’s 2019 Spring Festival! We wanted to bring together creatives, performers, influencers and industry insiders for two-days of events – workshops, scratches, panels, readings, laughs, chats and deep questions – that will bring us together and bring the industry closer to us too. Note: This festival is for women/womxn and non-binary creatives, as are all Ovation events. Please respect this when buying tickets.  

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Crowded

Thu 14 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library, Compton Road
London, SW19 7NB
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An Apples and Snakes and Half Moon production. How do you sort your head out when it gets too crowded in there? It’s the beginning of summer and the community festival is in full swing in the local park. Everyone is there. Crowds queue but among the smiles and excitement lies something that could spoil this party... Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, Crowded tells the story of…

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Storytime for Children

Thu 14 March @ 4:00 pm
Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Road
London, SW6 5HA
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Nomad Books offers a Storytime for Children every Thursday at 4pm. We will choose several picture books aimed for children ages 3-6 and read them aloud. No need to book. Just drop in!

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Democracy in Indonesia: Cultural Perspectives

Thu 14 March @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre (SALT), Paul Webley Wing (Senate House North Block) SOAS University of London, Russell Square
London, WC1E 7HU
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More than 20 years since the fall of the Suharto regime, writers and journalists occupy a key role in shaping the cultural life of the world’s third largest democracy, reflecting on recent history and also contributing to discussion about the future direction of this achipelagic nation.  Prominent Indonesian writers Leila S. Chudori, Goenawan Mohamad and Norman Erikson Pasaribu will talk about their perspective on the Indonesian cultural scene in this key election year. Chaired by Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer…

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ISCI Book Launch – The Eye of War

Thu 14 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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The International State Crime Initiative will host a book launch of Antoine Bousquet's The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone. Beginning with the Renaissance’s fateful discovery of linear perspective, The Eye of War discloses the entanglement of the sciences and techniques of perception, representation, and localization in the modern era amid the perpetual quest for military superiority. In a survey that ranges from the telescope, aerial photograph, and gridded map to radar, digital imaging, and the…

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Pete Souza – Book Signing

Thu 14 March @ 6:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Join us for this rare opportunity to meet former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza. Pete will visit Waterstones Piccadily to sign copies of his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, which tells the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Terms and Conditions Tickets are available online only, via this page and Eventbrite. There will be no allocation of tickets at Waterstones Piccadilly. Each ticket includes a copy of Shade, and entitles…

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The late, great, Queen Victoria: Lucy Worsley in conversation with Roya Nikkhah

Thu 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB
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Queen Victoria truly brought girl power to the British monarchy. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2019, London Book & Screen Week is delighted to welcome acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley to discuss her major new biography Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother. From passionate princess to remarkably successful queen, this royal affair will explore Queen Victoria’s defining moments, how she invented a new role for the monarchy and her lasting legacy. Lucy will be in conversation with Royal…

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The Hot Mess Clubhouse with Natasia Demetriou

Thu 14 March @ 6:30 pm
Waterstones Gower Street, 82 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EQ
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Introducing The Hot Mess Clubhouse, a new monthly event at Waterstones Gower Street, featuring different fantastically funny women. Following its inaugural sold-out event, author and journalist Lucy Vine returns to the Clubhouse, for a conversation with the completely brilliant actor, comedian and screenwriterNatasia Demetriou. Natasia plays the lead role of Sophie in Stath Lets Flats, a comedy about Britain’s worst letting agent, recently commissioned for a second series by Channel 4. She can soon be seen in a lead role, alongside Matt Berry, Beanie Feldstein…

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Women Writing Dystopia with Hanna Jameson, Sophie Mackintosh and Helen Sedgwick

Thu 14 March @ 6:30 pm
Waterstones Covent Garden, 9-13 Garrick Street
London, WC2E 9AU
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Waterstones Covent Garden invites you to a fascinating and inspiring discussion about women writing dystopia with a pair of extraordinary writers. Join Hanna Jameson and Sophie Mackintosh as they explore the way women writer's have subverted and creatively commanded this genre past, present and future. Katy Loftus, editorial director at Penguin will be chairing this event. Hanna Jameson wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Paul Rees of Q Magazine described her as writing like 'an angel on speed'.…

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“The Road: A Story of Life and Death” – Film Screening and Q&A

Thu 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High Street
London, SE1 7AG
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The A5 is an iconic road in the British imagination, running from the port of Holyhead on Anglesey to Marble Arch in central London and building on an old Anglo-Saxon road called Watling Street, itself based on one of the main Roman roads. Marc Isaac’s 2012 documentary film The Road: A Story of Life and Death uses this road as the focus for an exploration of the lives of a number of people who have come to Britain to make…

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Holly Bourne in Conversation with Daisy Buchanan

Thu 14 March @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB
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London Book & Screen Week is delighted to host Queen of YA fiction Holly Bourne. Holly is author of the award-winning Spinster Club series and It Only Happens in the Movies - shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018. The straight-talking novelist will discuss mental health, feminism, female friendship and realistic romance, alongside her latest novel Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? The book follows Olive, a girl on the edge, who sparks a grassroots campaign to spread kindness at…

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The Rise of the Modest Revolution

Thu 14 March @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Dian Pelangi, Professor Reina Lewis, Kulsum Patel and Raishma Islam in conversation #AsiaHouseArts FREE FOR STUDENTS! Modest fashion is a billion dollar global business that is now influencing the mainstream market. Brands such as Dolce & Gabbana are catering to the modest buyer, hijab-wearing models are appearing in high-profile fashion and beauty campaigns and Muslim digital influencers command as many millions of followers as their non-covered counterparts. We are thrilled to welcome digital influencer, designer and author of Hijab Street…

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Poetry Playback: The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

Thu 14 March @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW
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£5

Poetry Playback is a new reading series in which a poet is invited to read from an exemplary new work in its entirety, from start to finish, as a single, sustained performance. This performance will be BSL-interpreted. ‘What language would we speak without ears?’ - from ‘Echo’One of the most brilliant performers of his generation, Raymond Antrobus will read from his acclaimed and long-awaited debut collection, The Perseverance, a scorching and complex voicing of sound, deafness and identity, and a…

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Pushkin the Radical: The Dystopian Vision of his Masterpiece, The Bronze Horseman

Thu 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£10

Like many of his contemporaries, Pushkin’s attitude to Tsarism was ambivalent. As he saw it, those periods of Russian history which had seen the most progress had been achieved at the initiative of individual rulers - but often at a heavy cost. Perhaps the most outstanding example of this had been the reign of Peter the Great. Regarded as the ‘miracle-working’ Tsar, he had defeated the Swedish Empire and, against all the odds, founded the entirely new city of St…

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The Freedom Artist: Ben Okri in Conversation

Thu 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, E8 4AA
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£6

Please join us for an evening to celebrate the release of Ben Okri’s latest novel. Ben will read from the book and take questions on his work. The Freedom Artist is an impassioned plea for justice and a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society. BEN OKRI was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first-hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for…

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Other Worlds Book Group

Thu 14 March @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
London, United Kingdom
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New to 2019, our Other Worlds Book Group meets on the second Thursday of every month to discuss a range of work across Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic Novels and Comics. Join Stuart for the group’s inaugural meeting where they’ll be discussing N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. Whether you’re new to book groups, or attend one or two already; whether you’ve read the book or not – all are welcome! Come along for a chat, and to meet like-minded readers. This event…

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WHAT REMAINS: Turning life experience into literature

Thu 14 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bulgarian Cultural Institute, 188 Queen's Gate
London, SW7 5HL
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A conversation from the perspective of three Bulgarian books with forthcoming English translations: Overlooked by Nataliya Deleva, Second Skin by Katerina Stoykova and the anthology Our Fathers Are Never Really Gone (ed. Nevena Dishlieva).

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Thu 14 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 16 March, 2019

One event on 16 March, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 17 March, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on 17 March, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Radisson Blu Edwardian, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1 3QD
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£70

Inspired by one of Britain's greatest ever comedy series, this 2 hour interactive production is set in a restaurant where you the audience are the diners. If you love the original show, you'll find Faulty Towers The Dining Experience a unique, novel pleasure and unmissably great fun. It doesn't replicate the TV scripts. Rather, its three performers inhabit the spirit of Torquay's most inept hoteliers Basil, Sybil and Manuel to a 'T', and you'll be caught up in their madcap…

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An Evening with Edith Sitwell

Thu 14 March @ 7:30 pm
Keats Community Library, Heath Branch Library, 10A Keats Grove
Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR United Kingdom
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Dame Edith Sitwell, who lived in Hampstead (in Greenhill and Keats Grove) in her later years, was one of the leading figures of the 20th century literary scene. A highly regarded poet, she was a member of a most distinguished family and was regarded as something of an eccentric. Her best known work is Façade which was set to music by Sir William Walton and is still frequently performed by an actor with an orchestra. The evening comprises biographical details…

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Indonesian Poets in London

Thu 14 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
London, SE1 8XX
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Free

Venture beyond the pantun with this line-up of today’s most celebrated Indonesian poets. As part of London Book Fair’s Indonesian focus, hear readings from poets of the region, with a discussion of their work and a Q&A session. This event is part of the World Books series that has seen the National Poetry Library host poets from Syria, South Korea and Mexico. This event is presented in partnership with the British Council as part of the Indonesia Market Focus at…

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Pop-up cinema

Thu 14 March @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park
London, SE4 2BY
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£10

Join us for our Cult Classic month where we will be showing Arnold at his finest in Terminator 2, where the catchphrase in the is just as famous as the film, it even has its own wikipedia page. Our pop-up film night is set in an iconic London gem The Rivoli Ballroom which has featured in many films its self such as Tom Hardy's Legend, The Avengers Age of Ultron, The Muppets, Brad Pitt's Spy Game. The Rivoli is steeped…

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Rug Rhymes

Fri 15 March @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
London, SE1 8XX
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Free

Under-5s and their carers are invited to this short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories. Join the National Poetry Library puppets, Federico and Firebird, on their poem rug to find out what rhymes with rug! Afterwards, you have the opportunity to look at and borrow books from our ever-growing children’s collection.

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Richard III

Fri 15 March @ 2:00 pm
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One event on 17 March, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way
London, N22 7AY
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‘What do I fear? Myself?’ After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved. Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie; Cleansed; John) returns to Headlong to play…

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The enduring appeal of Oscar Wilde: Dr Michèle Mendelssohn in conversation with Paul Burston

Fri 15 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street
London, W1D 4QB United Kingdom
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London Book & Screen Week is going Wilde for St Patrick’s Day! Join Dr Michèle Mendelssohn, who will discuss her acclaimed new biography Making Oscar Wilde with journalist and author Paul Burston, founder of the UK’s leading LGBT literary salon, Polari. Offering an insightful new examination of Wilde’s early career, Making Oscar Wilde tells the story of a local Irish eccentric called Oscar who became a global cultural icon. Set on two continents, the book is a cultural history of…

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The Second Shelf x Ache Magazine present: Women Reading

Fri 15 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Second Shelf, 14 Smiths Court
London, W1D 7DW
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The Second Shelf and Ache invite you to an evening of readings by women about illness, health, bodies, and pain. Featured writers include Olivia Sudjic and Thea Hawlin, with more to be confirmed. Drinks and conversation included.

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Sicilian Ghost Story: Film Screening

Fri 15 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“A beguiling drama that sits midway between dark realism and fantastical fairy-tale.” Time out “A divine blend of natural and supernatural, fantasy and actuality, Sicilian Ghost Story reflects the horrors of a Mafia kidnapping through the prism of first love.” The New York Times “Sicilian Ghost Story is affecting and original – and it has a political kick too. This is a Mafia movie in which the only point of view that matters is that of the kids.” The Independent…

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Blackmail: The Story of Alfred Hitchcock and Britain’s First Talkie

Fri 15 March @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road
Willesden, NW10 2SF
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£3

It's the 90th anniversary of a thriller that changed British cinema forever: "Blackmail". Directed by Alfred Hitchcock when he was only 29 and planned as a silent movie, it was finally released as a talkie, the first from Britain. We'll be showing this terrifying and innovative tale of deceit and murder in Depression-era London in full, with an introductory talk by our regular film historian, Will Bird.

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A Salon to Celebrate the Launch of Stand Magazine

Fri 15 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for an evening of poetry readings, conversation, music and wine with Indonesian writers Avianti Armand, Clara Ng and Nirwan Dewanto to launch the special Indonesia edition of Stand – a fixture on the British and world literary scene since 1952. The evening will be hosted by Kate Wakeling.

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An evening with Ekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya

Fri 15 March @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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The Read Russia programme, in conjunction with the Life Line Fund, will host a discussion between writer Ekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya and literary critic Alexander Kan to honor the memory of Rozhdestvenskaya’s father, the Soviet poet Robert Rozhdestvensky. The event will be held in Russian. There will be a Q&A and autograph session after the discussion. Ekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya Ekaterina Rozhdestvenksaya—journalist, translator, photographer, writer, and designer—was born in Moscow to famous Soviet poet Robert Rozhdestvensky and literary critic Alla Kireyeva. Rozhdestvenskaya graduated from…

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Pulp Fiction: Pop-up cinema

Fri 15 March @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park
London, SE4 2BY
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£10

Join us this March for our Cult classic film screenings, showing Pulp Fiction, staring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman, We will be screening it in The Rivoli Ballroom. Which has featured in many films its self such as Tom Hardy's Legend, The Avengers Age of Ultron, The Muppets, Brad Pitt's Spy Game. We will have a bars open serving British Ale, Ciders, Draft beer, Wines, as well as our Cocktails and Dreams pop up bar. We will be serving all the cinema sweet…

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Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler

Sat 16 March
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£20

All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable.  We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi. Tea and water provided through-out the day. There will be a break for lunch, please email us if you need information about…

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Pen to Print: Comic Book Workshop

Sat 16 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Quay
London, IG11 7NB United Kingdom
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Love comic books? Want to design your own comic strip? Join Wallis Eates at this fantastic workshop, whether it's learning new skills or to brush up on your talent, these workshops will give you the confidence to produce some great art work!

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Honey & Co. at the Good Housekeeping Institute

Sat 16 March @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School, 25 Saint Anne's Court W1F 0BJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Come and meet Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, the amazing food duo behind the award-winning Honey & Co. Hear them talk about, and learn a trick or two from, their critically acclaimed book, At Home: Middle Eastern recipes from our kitchen, which takes Sarit and Itamar out of the restaurant kitchen and into their flat. Enjoy a complementary tea or coffee on arrival before watching Sarit and Itamar cook up four fantastic recipes from the book. Attendees will have an…

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BAFTA Kids Preview: Night Zookeeper

Sat 16 March @ 1:00 pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9LN
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New animated series for Sky Kids inspired by BAFTA-nominated learning resource, Night Zookeeper, which encourages children to design and write about magical animals. Night Zookeeper is a primary teaching resource and was nominated in 2015 at BAFTA’s Children’s Awards.  The website is used in schools across the world to inspire children to invent their own magical animals and write stories about them.  The 10 part animated series has invited children across the UK to join in the creation of the…

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Romeo and Juliet

Sat 16 March @ 2:00 pm
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One event on 16 March, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Packed with love, family feuds and a dose of comedy, Romeo and Juliet is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare. The Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project transforms the way young people view Shakespeare’s plays. ‘This is the 13th year of this hugely successful project which each year provides 20,000 young people in London and Birmingham state schools with their first opportunity to see a play at the…

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The Descenders: Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart in conversation

Sat 16 March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Join author Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell as they discuss the final book in their epic saga The Descenders, and with it the unforgettable conclusion of The Edge Chronicles. Tracing the lineage of a single family, The Edge Chronicles have sparked the imagination of a generation by crafting a world of intrigue, exotic creatures and swash-buckling adventure—all brought to life with intricate illustrations. At the conclusion of a series 21 years in the making, Stewart and Riddell will look…

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Premiere Screening: Onegin (The Red Torch Theatre)

Sun 17 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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£12

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the four central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky. There are no grand balls, no fans, no lorgnettes, no "Encyclopedia of Russian life". Just a quiet love story that perfectly conveys the attitude of the great poet and how…

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Baltic View presents: film screening The Little Comrade

Sun 17 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St
London , W1B 2UW United Kingdom
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£7 – £12

The Little Comrade (  feature, 2018, 98') by Moonika Siimets is one of Estonia's most successful and award-winning films in recent years. The film is based on autobiographical novels " Comrade Kid" and "Grown-Ups and Velvet and Sawdust"  by Leelo Tungal published in Estonia by Tänapäev Publishers between 2008 and 2018. Leelo Tungal ( b. 1947) is one of Estonia’s most significant and best-loved children’s authors, poets and lyricists. In 2019, Tungal was awarded  the Estonian State Cultural Prize, which…

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