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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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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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Tue 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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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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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Very Special Screening

Tue 14 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 1RJ United Kingdom
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India.  Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self.  Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when…

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The story: books, screen, stage: Michael Morpurgo talks narrative adaptation with Owen Sheers

Wed 15 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush
London, W12 7LJ United Kingdom
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Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is the former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author of over 140 books, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. In this exclusive London Book & Screen Week event, Michael will be joined by Owen Sheers, author, poet and playwright, as they delve into the world of adaptions.  This intimate dialogue will see these two prolific authors discuss what it means to see the words…

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

Sun 19 March @ 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 and themed cocktails at the bar. Wands, wizarding…

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