We’re excited to announce the first round of events for London Book & Screen Week 2019, sponsored by Market Focus Indonesia.
TUESDAY 12TH MARCH
LOVE & LAUGHTER: CELEBRATING THE BEST OF ROM COM
Venue: The Soho Hotel Screening Room, London, 18:30- 21:00
Join London Book & Screen Week for a celebration of romantic comedies, both on the page and on screen. Chaired by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the evening will host a sparkling discussion with a romance writer, name to be revealed, followed by a film screening selected by the author.
Ticket inc. drink and screening: £25 | https://bit.ly/2T4W55a
WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH
GRANTCHESTER: JAMES RUNCIE IN CONVERSATION WITH DAISY COULAM
Venue: The Soho Hotel Screening Room, 18:45- 20:30
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 is 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 Road to Granchester – a captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series.
Ticket, inc drink, & screening: £25 | https://bit.ly/2SXeFMF
THURSDAY 14 MARCH
THE LATE, GREAT QUEEN VICTORIA: LUCY WORSLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROYA NIKKHAH
Venue: Covent Garden Hotel Screening Room, 18:30- 21:00
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 Correspondent Roya Nikkhah, followed by a screening of Julian Fellowes’ The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany.
Ticket, inc. drink & screening: £25 | https://bit.ly/2HgAiX3
THURSDAY 14 MARCH
HOLLY BOURNE IN CONVERSATION
Venue: Covent Garden Hotel – Fortune Room, 18:45- 20:30
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 bestselling adult novel – How Do You Like Me Now? – a huge hit in 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 a summer camp for teenagers.
Ticket inc. drink: £10 | https://bit.ly/2stmYnI
FRIDAY 15 MARCH
THE ENDURING APPEAL OF OSCAR WILDE. DR MICHELE MENDELSSOHN IN CONVERSATION WITH PAUL BURSTON
Venue: The Groucho Club Screening Room, Soho
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 sensation-hungry Victorian journalism and popular entertainment alongside racial controversies, sex scandals, and the rising power of Irish nationalism in the United States. This conversation will be followed by a screening of the critically-acclaimed biopic The Happy Prince, starring Rupert Everett.
Ticket, inc. drink & screening: £25 | https://bit.ly/2st6KLt
SATURDAY 16TH MARCH
HONEY & CO. AT THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE
Venue: Goodhousekeeping Institute, Soho
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 opportunity to try each of the mouthwatering dishes.
Ticket, inc. drinks and tasting: £35 | https://bit.ly/2stZJtK