“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
As the temperature drops this week in London Town, and the lights go on in Oxford Street, the capital is busting with the start of the Christmas festivities.
For those who love literature, here are a few of the LBSW top pick of activities to give you some Christmas cheer… Or at least a healthy excuse to enjoy some yummy mulled wine!
1) Walking through the air…
The Snowman at The Peacock Theatre
From book-to-screen to live show, relive the beautiful story of a friendship kindled between a boy and his magical snowman. A true Christmas classic sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
2) He’s behind you…
Cinderella at the London Palladium
The classic pantomime should be on any Christmas junkies’ to-do list. Celebrating the return of the pantomime dame is the infamous London Palladium who host their first in 30 years.
With a stellar line-up featuring Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary and Amanda Holden, this pantomime is sure to be a goodie.
3) Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymoggins…
Pop Up Screens at Hackney Showrooms
Whether you love Will Ferrell, Macaulay Culkin or a bit of Hugh Grant at Christmas, Pop Up Screens at Hackney Showrooms have a Christmas screening for you. Showing Christmas favourites throughout December, the snow themed cinema is perfect to get you in the festive mood.
4) It was the best of times…
Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum
“I was spellbound by Dominic Gerrard’s one-man show of A Christmas Carol. It’s the perfect way to begin your Christmas… ”
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Watch the highly recommended A Christmas Carol performed by a single candlelit in this fascinating one-man show performed by Dominic Gerrard.
A must for any Dickens fans!
SAVE THE DATE! 13th – 19th March 2017
London Book & Screen Week is the capital’s biggest ever celebration of books, and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they’ve inspired. The celebration brings storytelling and the written word to life, uniting the capital’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans through a whole host of events taking place right across literary London.