Audible the world’s leading provider of spoken audio entertainment, has announced its support of London Book & Screen Week, the capital’s seven day city-wide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire, taking place 11 – 17 April, 2016.
London Book & Screen Week is produced by, and coincides with, The London Book Fair (12-14 April), offering people all over London the chance to experience its vibrancy through discussions, debates, parties and special film showings.
Now in its second year, the festival merges a vibrant tent pole series of specially curated events, with an open sourced strand of activities that anyone can submit to. With publishing now worth an estimated £4.3bn to the UK economy, the festival draws the spotlight on the critical role books play in our creative industries and the breadth of inspiration they spark.
Tracey Markham, Audible.co.uk, said:
“We passionately believe in the power of a great story, told by a great voice. So we are thrilled to be supporting London, Book and Screen Week as it hosts some brilliant authors and filmmakers speaking about what inspires them at events across London.”
Director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, Jacks Thomas, said:
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Audible.com as we gear up for the second year of London Book & Screen Week. Audible is the leading voice in delivering choice to story loving consumers and it is both apt and brilliant to have their support.”
Highlights of London Book & Screen Week 2016 include:
- Cityread 2016’s opening event, sponsored by Audible.co.uk, where Kirsty Lang, Gillian Slovo, Dr Lez Henry, Ben Judah, Helena Kennedy will discuss The written word and revolt: giving a voice to the unheard”
- Julian Fellowes presenting his new project – Belgravia – a story published in weekly chapters on a ground-breaking, immersive app, in a special event at The Berkeley
- A celebration of storytelling in gaming at BAFTA led by academic and children’s author Gabrielle Kent, script writer Rhianna Pratchett, and journalist Leigh Alexander;
- International bestselling author, Marian Keyes, joining Good Housekeeping in conversation about her latest collection of essays, Making it up as I go along;
- Children’s Laureate and award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell hosting a London Book & Screen Week Sketchbook Social event; award-winning author and director;
- Shamim Sarif, presenting her new self-adapted breathtaking film Despite the Snow Falling at the Hackney Picturehouse; London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon;
- Neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan and psychologist Charles Fernyhough discussing the power of our minds to create our own stories at Second Home.
The series is run in partnership with some of the capital’s highest-profile brands, including London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London, which attracts businesses and visitors to the capital and operates VisitLondon.com, the official city guide for London. London & Partners works to attract leisure and business visitors to London, as well as new businesses and major events.
To find out more, and book event tickets, visit www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk.
Notes to editors
For further information contact:
London Book & Screen Week Audible.co.uk
Christopher Bone Nicola Green
0207 4057422 0207 361 7860
ABOUT THE LONDON BOOK FAIR (12-14 April, 2016)
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2016, the 45th Fair, will take place from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 April 2016, at Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the second year, with the book fair as the pivotal three day event within a five day programme. www.londonbookfair.co.uk
ABOUT LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK (11-17 April, 2016)
London Book & Screen Week is a seven day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire. Produced by The London Book Fair (see above), the landmark event series brings storytelling and the written word to life, uniting the capital’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans with a diverse range of events taking place across literary London. Now in its second year, the event continues to grow in scale and impact.
About Audible Ltd.
Audible, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 200,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
ABOUT LONDON & PARTNERS
London & Partners is the official promotional company for London. We promote London and attract businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to the capital. Our aims are to build London’s international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. For more information visit www.londonandpartners.com