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April 2016

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

11 April, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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An evening with Julian Fellowes

12 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Berkeley, Wilton Place
London, SW1X 7RL GB
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Belgravia: bringing the Dickensian serial into the digital age HIGH SOCIETY INTRIGUE GLAMOUR…. BELGRAVIA IS THE POSTCODE FOR ROMANCE Join Julian Fellowes, actor, novelist, film director, screenwriter and creator and producer of Downton Abbey in the Berkeley Ballroom, in conversation with Jessica Fellowes, for his new episodic story launching in a ground-breaking new app. 6pm drinks reception for 6.30pm start, to 9pm This is a rare chance to meet an accomplished writer and must not be missed. The ticket price includes a glass of champagne and…

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Level Up: Gaming, Writing, Storytelling

12 April, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly
London, Greater London W1J 9LN

Gaming is increasingly being recognised as a space for storytelling. Bringing together a panel of games writers and authors, this session will explore the complex relationship between gaming and writing fiction. How far are today’s games influenced by literature – and for authors who are also gamers, how does gaming influence their writing? Join us at BAFTA for a discussion about storytelling, narrative, page and screen – including how books and games can inspire each other, and what literature might…

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London’s Voices – Life in the global city

14 April, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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March 2017

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel. A Special Edition.

13 March, 2017
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
Austentatious

2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and at LBSW we are celebrating her magnificent work on Monday 13th March. Austentatious returns to its London home in resplendent fashion! In each show, the all-star cast will improvise a brand new Jane Austen novel, based on an audience suggestion. Previous 'lost works' have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Jurassic Mansfield Park, & Double 0 Darcy! In this special edition, powered by London Book & Screen Week, enjoy a pre-show…

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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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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

Frankenstein: The Reincarnations

10 April, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a themed evening to celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein in popular culture. Written by Mary Shelley, the novel first published in 1818 when the author was just 20 years old and has since become a cult classic, inspiring countless adaptations for both stage and screen. Biographer Fiona Sampson will be in conversation with novelist Nick Harkaway, chaired by novelist Kim Newman, to discuss Mary Shelley and her ground-breaking book, regarded by many as the first work of…

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Me Before You: A special screening with Jojo Moyes

11 April, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:40 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a special screening of Me Before You, the heart-warming box office hit starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), based on the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes. The sumptuous one-off screening will be accompanied by an in-conversation with Jojo who will discuss her experience bringing the book to screen with The Pool’s Sam Baker. Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make…

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Mary Poppins: A supercalifragilistic sing-along screening

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Join us for a supercalifragilistic screening in an exclusive Soho screening room, of Mary Poppins, the childhood classic adapted from the novel by P.L Travers. Raise a glass to the iconic nanny and questionably cockney chimney sweep Bert as you join in with a song or two or seven. We’ll bring the spoonfuls of sugar. You bring your singing voice. Stay tuned for hidden extras announced soon... Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-poppins-a-supercalifragilistic-sing-along-screening-tickets-41458252750

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Votes for Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

13 April, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho House, 76 Dean Street
London, England W1D 3SQ United Kingdom
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Don your sash and join us to celebrate the centenary of the women’s vote. 2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. In honour of this milestone we’re bringing together Dr Helen Pankhurst, author of Deeds Not Words and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, gal-dem contributor and host of the popular Mostly Lit podcast Raifa Rafiq, and ordained Anglican Priest, Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey and…

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Crime, Christie & Cream Tea

14 April, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Paddington Celebrates 60 with the Book Fairies

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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March 2019

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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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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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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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 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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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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