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April 2016

Shakespeare400: Shakespeare in Print

12 April, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom

Taking inspiration from the Guildhall Library’s collections, Dr. Peter Ross (Guildhall Library Principal Librarian) will look at the various books printed at the time of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the plays and the playwrights. His talk will include a look at the First Folio itself. This FREE event is hosted by the Guildhall Library

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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Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.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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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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Shakespeare’s London Walking Tour

16 April, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£20.00

Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and part of Shakespeare 400, join us to see the sights of Shakespeare's London.  From London's medieval riverside theatreland to his Silver Street home, explore the landscape and street that inspired his plays, and learn more about Shakespeare's rise to successful playwright. The walk will take place whatever the weather, please dress appropriately. Dates and Times: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11:00-13:00

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Shakespeare’s London Archive Tour

16 April, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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This tour runs twice on 16 April. The first is 11:00-12:30 and the second is 13:30-15:00
Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road
London, N1 7ED United Kingdom
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Bear bones, stage effects and the original box office smash. Delve in the world of Shakespeare and handle artefacts discovered at London's Elizabethan theatres. Location: Mortimer Wheeler House Dates and Times: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11:00-12:30 Saturday, April 16, 2016, 13:30-15:00 Hosted by the Museum of London  

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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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March 2017

Joseph Conrad Study Day

13 March, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Joseph Conrad Study Day

Explore the life and work of the great novelist This study day considers Conrad’s career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated ‘Joseph Conrad Year’ in Poland. Joseph Conrad, probably now best known as the author of Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent, was born in 1857 at a time when Poland had been divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. He first came to Britain in 1878 as an apprentice on a British…

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April 2018

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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March 2019

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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