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March 2017

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

Mon 13 March
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester place
London, WC2H 7BX United Kingdom
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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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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

Tue 14 March @ 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

Tue 14 March @ 6:00 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, with a discussion panel of Hygge…

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Jon Ronson: Psychopath Night with Very Special Guests

Wed 15 March @ 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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The potential of personalised e-reading for the new generation

Thu 16 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UCL,

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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The science of storytelling with Will Storr

Sat 18 March @ 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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