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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week. Cocktails and chat from 6.30pm. Readings from 7pm. Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from poet Sophia Blackwell, author Christopher Fowler and author and comedian VG Lee. This event is part of London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
REAL ISN’T HOW YOU ARE MADE. IT’S A THING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU. By Margery Williams Directed by Purni Morell ★★★★ ‘Utterly gripping...’ The Guardian ★★★★ ‘The children sat entranced’ Daily Mail ★★★★ 'A perfect show' WhatsOnStage ‘Graceful and inventive...The rapport is palpable, often to the giggling delight of the young audience members.’ Wall Street Journal ‘Makes a strong case for the importance and delight of imaginative play.’ New York Times There once was a Velveteen Rabbit, and in the beginning he…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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