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February 2016

Matilda The Musical

24 February, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge Theatre, Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street
London, WC2H9HU United Kingdom
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£20.00 – £67.50

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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April 2016

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Southbank Centre – Foyer Spaces, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX
£11

Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate? Embark on a magical and interactive journey through The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and discover the secrets of a writer beloved by gazillions of children. Learn about Roald Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories. The tour features unique items from the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre archives. Plus there are interactive…

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The Tale of Beatrix Potter and Ernest Aris

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
The V & A Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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DISPLAY: In 1916 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) engaged a prolific commercial artist, Ernest Aris (1882-1963), to illustrate her story, 'The Oakmen'. She sent Aris a set of pencil designs for the illustrations, with instructions for colour and composition, but concealed both the story and her own identity. Potter was forced to abandon the story over doubts about its originality and the book was never published. This display features drawings and correspondence relating to the 'The Oakmen', as well as several recently…

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Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street
London, W1T 3NG
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£48.00 – £65.00

Sanderson invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole for the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland and enjoy all the splendor of our Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea. Discover menus hidden inside vintage books, teapots adorned with kings and queens, sandwich plates decorated with birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks upon which rest savoury, specialty sandwiches. Classic Cucumber, Goat Cheese Croque-Monsieur, White Crab Eclairs are all created for our guests with specially selected ingredients to delight the senses. Tea is served…

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Alice in Wonderland Exhibition

9 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators. Come and see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others. Discover how Lewis Carroll’s story has been re-imagined, re-interpreted and re-illustrated over the last 150 years with newly commissioned articles, a…

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The Bluestocking Club Presents at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road

10 April, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road, 19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BW United Kingdom
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Waterstones Tottenham Court Road will launch its film screenings in collaboration with The Bluestocking Club on Sunday 10 April, the start of London Book and Screen Week. Inspired by the original Bluestockings of the eighteenth century, The Bluestocking Club merges book and film club with a programme of thought-provoking literary adaptations from period drama to film noir to sci-fi. Season One will kick off with Valley of the Dolls, the eponymous adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s 1967 box office hit. Turning 50 this…

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London Book Fair Bookshop Crawl

10 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
London Bookshops United Kingdom

London Bookshops are at the heart of this celebratory week and as part of this we at the BA have devised five Bookshop crawls for visitors to London and the Fair. The crawls cover just a handful of the many fantastic bookshops in London.

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Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

11 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

Co-founder of The Author School, Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Helen will guide you through The 'dos' and please 'do nots' of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote your book  How to get publicity  Why national media coverage still works…

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Coffee & Conversations with Gary Edward Gedall

11 April, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rustique – The Literary Café, 142 Fortess Road
London , NW5 2HP United Kingdom
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Rustique – The Literary Café, is pleased to welcome Gary Edward Gedall to read from some of his books, and to respond to questions about the subjects that he writes about; psychology, hypnosis, shamanism, EMDR, and equine, (horse), assisted therapy Gary is a psychologist and state registered systemic psychotherapist, with formal training in all the subjects listed above. He writes books that aim to be; inspirational, informative, interesting, and imaginative. His range includes: self-help, (for relationships), inspirational and spiritual novels,…

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Film showing

11 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Deptford Lounge, Giffin Street
London, SE8 4RJ United Kingdom

A 1985 Japanese film. The story is based on legends of Mōri Motonari, as well as on the the Shakespearean tragedy King Lear.

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Polari Soho Special

11 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR GB
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London's award-winning LGBT literary salon goes back to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book Fair Cocktails and chat from 6pm. Readings from 7pm Bookstall kindly provided by Gay's The Word Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from author Diana Souhami, playwright and actor Alexis Gregory, poet and spoken word performer Keith Jarrett and author and comedian VG Lee.  

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Fiction Lab

11 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts this monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come along. The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check the webpage in the Royal Institution's What's On calendar for the book choice, read the book beforehand and then drop into the Ri to discuss it with other fiction lovers. Admission is free and there…

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All in your head – The power of your mind to create your story

11 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street
London, London E1 5JL United Kingdom
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A conversation between neurologist and author Suzanne O'Sullivan and psychologist and writer Charles Fernyhough, chaired by BBC Click's Bill Thompson on the power of your mind to create your story. Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan has been a consultant in neurology since 2004, first working at The Royal London Hospital and now as a consultant in clinical neurophysiology and neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and for a specialist unit based at the Epilepsy Society. In that role she has…

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Film showing

12 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Library at Deptford Lounge, Giffin Street
London, SE8 4RJ United Kingdom
Free

One of Shakespeare's best comedies, combining elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honour, shame, and court politics.

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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£10

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri  for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn. The anthology, which will be available at the…

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An evening with Marian Keyes and Good Housekeeping

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1 Wimpole Street, 1 Wimpole St
London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of fun with Irish best-selling author Marian Keyes. She’ll be talking to Good Housekeeping about Making It Up As I Go Along, her new collection of essays on modern life, filled with her witty and wise thoughts on everything from breaking up with your hairdresser to turning 50. An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. She has written 13 novels, been translated into 33 languages, and sold…

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‘London: A City in Turmoil’ with Nick Dobson

12 April, 2016 @ 6:15 pm
Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road
London, WC1X 8PA United Kingdom
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A special talk by historian Nick Dobson, which he describes as ‘a story of a city where riot and disorder lurk just under the surface throughout history’. During this event at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre (Holborn Library), Nick will focus on some of the many riots to have troubled our city for a period of nearly 900 years.

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World Poets Series: The Great Flight

12 April, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 13 April, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd
London , SE1 8XX United Kingdom

Join us for the launch of The Big Flight, the refugee-focused issue of Modern Poetry in Translation. The evening’s performers are Syrian poet and translator Golan Haji, civil-rights activist and writer Nasrin Parvaz and translator and poet Stephen Watts. Hear readings of Golan’s poetry both in Arabic and in new English translations by Stephen Watts, then listen to a discussion of identity, dislocation and discrimination with Nasrin. This event is chaired by Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.…

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‘This Burning World’ Inside ‘The Piece’.

12 April, 2016 - 13 April, 2016
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom

Since the beginning of time there have always been great creators who have used their hands to create their destiny. Two of these creators have come together, Jeff Lane using pen and paper Michael Budd using heat and tools. Alone, these two have created wondrous work, but what they have done together has never been done before. Writing a novel - by no means is an easy task, a complex process as there is no industry standard or template on…

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Shakespeare Special – CANCELLED

13 April, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO CANCEL THIS EVENING'S EVENT. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email sandy.mahal@reedexpo.co.uk Shakespeare Special with Howard Jacobson and Henry Goodman An event in partnership with Digital Theatre to discuss one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays: The Merchant of Venice. Howard Jacobson, who recently reinterpreted the play for Hogarth’s Shakespeare Retellings series with Shylock is My Name, will be joined by British actor, Henry Goodman in a special…

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Novellic Book Swap Party

13 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Parcel Yard, King's Cross Station
London, N1C 4AH United Kingdom
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Novellic invites you to join in on a Book Swap party to celebrate the launch of the Novellic book club app on the AppStore. How it works: Bring a favourite book along with you - a title you'd recommend to fellow readers that you're willing to swap. This could either be a new book or your much-loved used copy (as long as it's in good condition) Mingle with the attendees and talk about the book you've chosen Swap books with…

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Book Design Uncovered: Creating Books for Independent Publishers

14 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clays, One Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0AH United Kingdom

As a self-publishing consultancy specializing in print and distribution, we help authors to produce more than just a book, but a beautiful product. It is often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but, without question, we do. Design is the first thing that your readers will notice about your book and as the author, you are the creative director, from conception to creation. As the creative director, you are in full control of what you want…

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‘London: A City in Turmoil’ with Nick Dobson

14 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gants Hill Library, 490 Cranbrook Road
Ilford, IG2 6LA United Kingdom
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A special talk by historian Nick Dobson, which he describes as ‘a story of a city where riot and disorder lurk just under the surface throughout history’. During this event at the Gants Hill Library in Redbridge, Nick will focus on some of the many riots to have troubled our city for a period of nearly 900 years.

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London’s Voices – Life in the global city

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Princelet St, 19 Princelet St
London, , London, E1 6QH United Kingdom
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An intimate evening at London's Museum of Immigration spotlighting the city's breadth and diversity at 19 Princelet St, featuring readings, performances, and talks from writers including Sathnam Sanghera, Nikesh Shukla, Ben Judah, Ayisha Malik, and Amanda Paul. 19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields is a unique cultural institution in one of London's most magical buildings. Beyond our timeworn front doors are secrets and suitcases, poems and potatoes, and threads of history that connect with today's Londoners, and their experiences of migration…

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Alisa Ganieva: Challenging Russia’s Narrative

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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On the edge of the continent, Russia nevertheless makes its presence felt in Europe. This event will be a unique opportunity to hear from a young voice with much to say about Russian ethnic tensions, gender roles and the current state of Russia. Russian writer and journalist Alisa Ganieva published her first novel, Salam Dalgat! under a male pseudonym, so that she could write about the male-dominated world of today’s Dagestan without censure. She won the 2009 national Debut Prize…

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Diana Athill: Alive, Alive Oh! in conversation with Erica Wagner

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Foyles Charing Cross, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of conversation with one of the most remarkable literary women of the century, Diana Athill. Now in her ninety-ninth year, Diana’s career in publishing played a crucial role in shaping the literary landscape, and her two novels and nine autobiographical works have won her several awards and an OBE. Her latest essay collection Alive, Alive Oh! looks back over defining moments in her life upon taking the decision to move to a retirement home, describing…

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Indie Author Fringe Conference

14 April, 2016 - 16 April, 2016
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom

Indie Author Fringe offers FREE ONLINE DAY CONFERENCES for authors interested in self-publishing. We offer the best self-publishing advice and education for indie authors across the world — using the global reach of the ALLi advisor and member network. We are run by authors for authors, so it’s all free! We have planned three online international events in 2016 as fringe events to London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair. Each event will offer 24 hours of non-stop advice and inspiration, organized…

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Shakespeare in Ten Acts

15 April, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers. Imagine how audiences reacted to ground-breaking moments like the first stage appearance by a female actor in 1660 and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor in 1825. Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A…

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Film showing

15 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Library at Deptford Lounge, Giffin Street
London, SE8 4RJ United Kingdom
Free

The first science fiction film in which humans are depicted travelling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation. Considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Growing up with Bob Hoskins

15 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soho House 76 Dean Street, 76 Dean Street
London, W1D 3SQ GB

Growing Up With Bob Hoskins - Rosa Hoskins discusses her moving memoir Remembering the times they shared together, join Rosa Hoskins in conversation with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh about her memoir, IT’S ALL GOING WONDERFULLY WELL, a revealing portrait of one of the country’s best-loved actors, and a moving story of a close bond between father and daughter. Rosa Hoskins is the daughter of Bob Hoskins and grew up hanging out on movie sets with her dad. She is a writer and…

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‘London: A City in Turmoil’ with Nick Dobson

15 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road
Barnet , EN5 4QT United Kingdom
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A special talk by historian Nick Dobson, which he describes as ‘a story of a city where riot and disorder lurk just under the surface throughout history’. During this event at the Chipping Barnet Library, Nick will focus on some of the many riots to have troubled our city for a period of nearly 900 years.

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Shakespeare’s Musical Brain Conference

16 April, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£95

Unsurprisingly, reflecting the immense influence and inspiration that Shakespeare’s work has brought to all the various art-forms over the centuries, 2016’s commemorative activities will include many operas, ballets, orchestral and choral works, chamber music recitals and exhibitions, that draw upon his plays and poetry.  This conference, however, aims to turn the subject through 180° so as to explore the vital importance of music to Shakespeare himself and the role it played in his and his company’s creative processes as well…

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How to turn your idea into a novel with Jill Dawson

16 April, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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If you have an idea for a novel, this inspiring class will help you to stop procrastinating and dive into writing. You’ll get involved in practical exercises where you’ll dream up scenes, play with images and flesh out characters. You’ll also learn the essentials of synopsis-writing, structure and storytelling, as well as how to boost productivity. Suitable for writers of all levels, it’s the ideal class to help you to get your novel out of your head and onto the…

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Film showing

16 April, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Manor House Library, Old Road
London, se13 5sy United Kingdom
Free

An adaptation of a novel by German law professor and judge. The story is a parable, dealing with the difficulties post-war German generations have had comprehending the Holocaust.

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AUTHOR EVENT at Kentish Town Library

16 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom

International scriptwriter and local novelist Céline La Frenière will be reading from and answering questions about her recent work Glaston Town. Plus refreshments and book signing. Free Event. All Welcome. Saturday: 16th April 2016 at 3.00 pm Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA Contact: Jonathan.marsh@camden.gov.uk

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My Nazi Legacy + Q&A

16 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street
London, E8 2PB United Kingdom
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While researching East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, international lawyer and writer Philippe Sands came to know two men whose fathers were high-ranking Nazi officials during World War Two ̶ Niklas Frank, whose father Hans Frank was governor-general of Nazi-occupied Poland, found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials, and Horst von Wächter, whose father Otto von Wächter was governor of Krakow and Galicia. Both their fathers were responsible for the deaths of…

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Film showing

17 April, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road
London, SE23 3HZ United Kingdom
Free

An animated science fiction adaptation of a 1968 novella.  A ‘giant’ discovery by a young boy, who then finds himself up against the U.S. military.

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Exclusive Screening of Despite the Falling Snow

17 April, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street
London, E8 1HE United Kingdom
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Join us for this special screening of Despite the Falling Snow at Picturehouse Hackney, based on the acclaimed novel by Shamim Sarif. Sit back and enjoy this breathtaking story of love and betrayal in Soviet Russia starring Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible), with title song by Ella Henderson and score by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolate). The film will be followed an exclusive Q/A with Shamim Sarif, the author, scriptwriter and director of the…

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March 2017

Book Slam x Wellcome Book Prize

13 March, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
£12.50

Book Slam x Wellcome Book Prize will take place on the eve of the shortlist announcement for the 2017 prize, and will feature a stellar line-up of poets, musicians and authors. Topping the bill is the inimitable Val McDermid, acclaimed Scottish crime writer and Chair of the 2017 judging panel. The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine, and joining Val on the line-up will be two of…

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Book to Film, Publicity Strategies, Social Media, Book Launch

13 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
SocietyM London Bankside at CitizenM Hotel London Bankside, 20 Lavington Street
London, SE1 0NZ United Kingdom

The Author School, co-founder Helen Lewis is the director of a leading book publicity firm, boasting years of experience working directly with authors, self-publishing companies, traditional and indie publishers, in the UK, US, Australia and Europe. Founders Helen and Abiola Bello are The Great British Entrepreneur Finalists 2016. They will guide you through The ‘dos’ and please ‘do nots’ of launching your book How to use Twitter to help your brand How to engage with people on Facebook to promote…

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Polari Soho Special

13 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR United Kingdom
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Polari Soho Special

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week. Cocktails and chat from 6.30pm. Readings from 7pm. Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from poet Sophia Blackwell, author Christopher Fowler and author and comedian VG Lee. This event is part of London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.…

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Tessa Hadley on Eudora Welty

13 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map

For nearly 80 years, New York's 92nd Street Y has been a home to the voices of literature, hosting in its famed Reading Series the greatest literary artists of the 20th century and recording for posterity their appearances as part of its vast audio archive. Featuring Hisham Matar on Jorge Luis Borges, Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes and Tessa Hadley on Eudora Welty, the Writers on Writers series invites contemporary authors to discuss the legendary voices that have meant the…

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A Life of Crime? Crime Writing from Poland

13 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Polish writers Olga Tokarczuk and Zygmunt Miloszewski join us to discuss the permeable boundaries of genre fiction. Miloszewski is a writer who has made his name writing psychological thrillers like Rage and a Grain of Truth, but he has also experimented with other genres, including fantasy and thrillers. Tokarczuk is famous for her strange, introspective works of fiction, but her crime novel Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead has recently been made into a film by Agnieszka…

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My Brilliant Friend

13 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street
Kingston, London KT1 1HL United Kingdom
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World Premiere of a two-part dramatization of Elena Ferrante’s epic family saga. Adapted for the stage by April De Angelis and directed by Melly Still. Elena Ferrante’s intense portrait of an all-consuming female friendship in post-war Italy is brought to life for the first time on the Rose stage. This modern family saga chronicles the lives of friends, Elena and Lila, following them from their childhoods in a poor, tough neighbourhood of Naples, through passionate love affairs, burgeoning careers and…

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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

14 March, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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Jon Ronson

In Psychopath Night, Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.

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LIVING DANISHLY: AN EVENING OF COSINESS AND SCANDI CRIME

14 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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Hygge

Hyyge (“hoo-ga”), the Danish concept of cosiness and comfortable conviviality, has become a sensation in the UK. In search of the secret ingredients that have made Denmark the world’s happiest country, people everywhere have been lighting candles, wrapping up warm in shearling slippers and thick blankets, and reconnecting with loved ones over games, food and music. London Book & Screen Week is collaborating with Waterstones Piccadilly to put on an evening of Scandi crime, followed by a discussion panel with…

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Close to the Knives: Olivia Laing on David Wojnarowicz

14 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map

The artist and activist David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illness in New York City in 1992. Twenty-five years on, his extraordinary, electrifying memoir Close to the Knives has been brought back into print in the UK by Canongate, with a new introduction by Olivia Laing, whose latest book The Lonely City has done much to raise the profile of an artist largely overlooked in this country. To celebrate this reissue, Laing along with writer Philip Hoare and painter Chantal Joffe…

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Matilda THE MUSICAL

14 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street
London, WC2H 9HU United Kingdom
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Matilda

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards in 2012, the show has won over 70…

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Othello

14 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!' Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.

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An Evening with Wicked + Divine

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road, 19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BW United Kingdom

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Image Comics, Waterstones is pleased to present the award-winning creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and illustrator Jamie McKelvie. After a wildly popular run on Marvel’s Young Avengers, the pair launched the wildly popular The Wicked + The Divine. Alongside the ongoing publication of WicDiv, Gillen and McKelvie also recently published the long-awaited third volume of their previous creator-owned series, Phonogram, while also working on assorted projects. McKelvie recently directed the music video of…

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

15 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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Jon Ronson

In Psychopath Night, Jon Ronson will recount the adventure of a lifetime - the funny, terrifying and utterly compelling events that led to his bestselling book The Psychopath Test.

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Natural Born Storytellers ‘Barking up the Wrong Tree’

15 March, 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Camden Head, 100 Camden high Street
Camden, London NW1 0LU United Kingdom
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True stories about going in the wrong direction, missing something obvious or heading down the wrong path with no brakes and no way to stop! Perhaps you'll hear a story about a mystery unfolding, a family pet or someone's favourite tree. Tonight's true tales will be about misunderstandings, false positives, misguided intentions or something more literal as all our storytellers will be telling us stories about the time they went barking up the wrong tree.  Anyone from the audience is…

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The potential of personalised e-reading for the new generation

16 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The UCL London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street
London, WC1N 3QS United Kingdom

This event, held at UCL IOE (London Knowledge Lab), invites children’s app designers, book publishers and game designers, as well as teachers, professionals and parents/caregivers, to discuss personalisation in children’s digital books. Personalisation involves the use of children’s own images, voiceovers, artwork (e.g. drawings) and texts. The ubiquity of handheld digital technologies and dramatic rise in the use of tablets among preschoolers, have led to a heightened commercial interest in personalised tablet and smartphone digital books for 3 to 5-year-old…

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English PEN presents IMAGINING FUTURES: Jacek Dukaj and Zen Cho

16 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Gower Street, 82 Gower Street
London, Wc1E 6EQ United Kingdom
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Spirits Abroad

Are we living in an era predicted by science fiction? What do we imagine for our future? Celebrated Polish science-fiction writer Jacek Dukaj and British-Malaysian writer Zen Cho come together to discuss ‘imagined futures’ within the genres of speculative and science fiction. This event is a partnership between the British Council and English PEN, and chaired by Anna James. Zen Cho is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and editor of anthologyCyberpunk: Malaysia. Her debut novel…

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An evening with Minalima celebrating the release of Beauty and the Beast

16 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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The Beauty and the Beast

Waterstones Piccadilly are proud to welcome Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, founder of the design studio Minalima, in conversation to discuss their latest release, a stunning new edition of Beauty and the Beast, written by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbo Villenueve. This is the third installment in an ongoing classics series which has also seen them bring to life Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. Minalima  are best known for establishing the visual graphic style for the Harry Potter film franchise, and more recently,…

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Polish Perspectives: An Evening with Ewa Winnicka

17 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Rd London SW17 7BQ United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us on the 17th March at the wonderful White Eagle Club – the heart of Balham’s Polish community – for an evening of Polish writing and culture.

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The Bluestocking Club and English PEN present: Fahrenheit 451

17 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road, 19-21 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 1BW United Kingdom

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it — Ray Bradbury In an unnamed town, at an unnamed time, a repressive government hopes to keep its citizens blind and unquestioning by outlawing the one…

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Gosh Celebrates Image Comics

17 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gosh! Comics, 1, Berwick St, Soho
London, W1F 0DR United Kingdom

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Due to anticipated demand, we have decided to issue free tickets for this event. These will be available via this link from 12.00pm onFriday the 10th March. Seating is unreserved, and some returns may be available on the night. Tickets are limited to 2 per person. Gosh Comics has an incredible line-up of Image creators appearing to talk process, politics and anything else that crops up in what is sure to be a lively discussion! Don't miss this panel with Jordie Bellaire,…

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The science of storytelling with Will Storr

18 March, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
King’s Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Drawing upon the latest research from neuroscience and psychology, award-winning writer Will Storr reveals how authors, screenwriters and journalists of all levels can make their writing more compelling. During this fascinating masterclass, you’ll learn how the human brain turns life events into dramatic narratives. Then, you’ll discover how to exploit the brain’s natural storytelling processes within your own writing. The course comprises a mixture of theoretical talks and fun practical exercises, where you’ll build up a captivating scene using principles…

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The Heartstone Odyssey at Docklands Museum

18 March, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse W India Dock Road
Canary Wharf London, E14 4AL United Kingdom

It’s set to be an afternoon of magic and mystery as legendary actor, Sir Derek Jacobi, sets in motion the next  London stage presentation of ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’, at Docklands Museum, a tale about a band of talking mice, astronomers who live at a Royal observatory, a young woman, Chandra, and their many friends on a quest to retrieve the enchanted Heartstone that is the spirit of their community. One fragment of the magical gem, broken in India around 200…

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Gosh Celebrates Image Comics

18 March, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gosh! Comics, 1, Berwick St, Soho
London, W1F 0DR United Kingdom

  It's Image Comics' 25th anniversary, and to mark the occasion Gosh! Comics will have a number of signings happening throughout the afternoon of Saturday the 18th March! Read more here. They'll  have (deep breath!) Jordie Bellaire, Simon Gane, Emi Lenox, John McCrea, Tradd Moore, Sean Phillips, Alison Sampson, Declan Shalvey, Si Spurrier, Eric Stephenson, Christian Ward, Caspar Wijngaard & Dan Watters all on site to say hi and scribble in your books for you. These talented folks will be signing…

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Partners in Crime

18 March, 2017 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Harlow Library, Cross Street Harlow CM20 1HA United Kingdom + Google Map

Tajemnica Domu Helclów (The Mystery of Helcel House) is a deliciously camp pastiche of a period crime story published by Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczynski under the name Maryla Szymiczkowa. The adventurers of their main protagonist, Mrs Szczupaczynska, often referred to as the Miss Marple of Polish crime fiction, will be shared with leading UK ‘partners in crime fiction’ Nicci French. This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Meet the Neighbours Day in Harlow on Saturday 18 March. FESTIVAL 4…

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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter: film screening at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

19 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London, NW1 2AR United Kingdom
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Harry Potter Screening

Grown up Potter fans, rejoice: London Book & Screen Week are putting on a Harry Potter film screening in partnership with the spellbinding St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. Celebrate twenty years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in a setting straight out of Hogwarts. Dive right back in to the stories of your favourite witches and wizards faster than you can say ‘Portus’. Expect free popcorn on arrival from Joe & Seph's and themed cocktails at…

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April 2018

Being Baltic: at the crossroads of influence

9 April, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£10

Explore the literary influences of European, Russian and Nordic cultures on contemporary Baltic authors Three leading Baltic writers - Mihkel Mutt (Estonia), Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Kristina Sabaliauskaitė (Lithuania) - join us to discuss the literary influences of European, Russian and Nordic cultures on their work. Mikhel Mutt is an Estonian writer and versatile columnist, writing about domestic and world politics. Prose writer and essayist Nora Ikstena is considered one of the most influential prose writers in Latvia, known for…

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Re-writing Europe: Rein Raud in conversation with David Szalay

10 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street
London, W1U 4QW United Kingdom
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Booker prize shortlisted novelist David Szalay joins us to talk to acclaimed Estonian writer Rein Raud. David Szalay’s 2016 book All That Man Is deals with European masculinity in crisis. In it, nine different men in scattered parts of Europe try to understand what it means to be alive. Rein Raud’s work engages with, among other things, Europe as a cultural and political ideal - and as a utopia. His most recent novel in English, The Death of the Perfect…

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World Poets Series: Poets from the Baltics

12 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Southbank Centre – Poetry Library, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Join us for this one-off event with visiting Baltic poets. The evening will showcase three of the most celebrated poets from the Baltic states, Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia) and Tomas Venclova (Lithuania). The poets will read from their work and then discuss the poetry scene in their respective countries with a Q and A that will open up to the audience. The event will be hosted by Clare Pollard, UK poet and editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.…

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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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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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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

13 February, 2019 @ 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

13 February, 2019 @ 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

Portraying George Eliot

11 March, 2019 - 17 March, 2019
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.

11 March, 2019 @ 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

11 March, 2019 @ 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

11 March, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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

11 March, 2019 @ 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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The Triumphant Return of Old Baggage

11 March, 2019 @ 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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Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

12 March, 2019 @ 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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Guantánamo Kid: Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc and Jeremy Harding

12 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map
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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

12 March, 2019 @ 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

12 March, 2019 @ 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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Best of the Bluestocking Bookshop Tour

13 March, 2019 @ 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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Jane Yeh, Discipline: Book Launch

13 March, 2019 @ 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

13 March, 2019 @ 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

13 March, 2019 @ 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

13 March, 2019 @ 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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Storytime for Children

14 March, 2019 @ 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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ISCI Book Launch – The Eye of War

14 March, 2019 @ 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

14 March, 2019 @ 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 Hot Mess Clubhouse with Natasia Demetriou

14 March, 2019 @ 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

14 March, 2019 @ 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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Poetry Playback: The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

14 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW
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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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The Freedom Artist: Ben Okri in Conversation

14 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, E8 4AA
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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

14 March, 2019 @ 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

14 March, 2019 @ 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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An evening with Ekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya

15 March, 2019 @ 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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The Descenders: Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart in conversation

16 March, 2019 @ 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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Baltic View presents: film screening The Little Comrade

17 March, 2019 @ 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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