Julianne Zhang selected some fabulous events that all of us book lovers will most definitely enjoy. Which event will you be visiting?
Quentin Blake, remembering “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Sunday, 23rd February 2014
Quentin Blake is best known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s children’s books. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, Roald Dahl’s story about Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and the devilish Oompa-Loompas. And who better than Sir Quentin Blake to lead the celebrations?
Sir Quentin will be drawing live on-stage, whilst recounting the characters and his recollections of working with Dahl.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London
Adults £12, Children £6, from southbankcentre.co.uk
+44 (0) 871 663 2500
For more information: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/sir-quentin-blake-79742
Comedy Café Theatre – Stand Up & Slam
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Stand Up & Slam!
Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, right? Stand up: poetry’s idiot relation, yes? Let’s find out! Six phenomenal acts from the worlds of comedy and poetry go face-to-face for your approval in three killer rounds of Stand Up Comedy Vx Performance Poetry with unpredictable and hilarious results. The winners? Whoever the audience decide are really, truly the best art from of the night!
Tickets are £8
For more information and booking: http://bit.ly/standupandslam3
Byte the Book – Networking at the Club at the Ivy (March)
Monday, March 24, 2014
18:30 – 21:30
We’ll be at the lovely Club at the Ivy again. Ivy and Byte the Book members get in free, limited early bird tickets are available at £10 then rise to £15 (plus booking fee of aprox.£1.25) for everyone else. If you are keen to join Byte the Book please sign up here. Note cost of membership is currently £60.
Both Members and non-members, need to sign up for a ticket to reserve their place.
For more information & booking: http://www.bytethebook.com/events/byte-book-networking-club-ivy-march
Daunt Books Festival
Thursday, 27 March and Friday, 28 March 2014
An inaugural event will take place in 2014 organised by Daunt Books, one of London’s leading travel and literary bookshops. A delightfully potent line-up bodes well for this welcome initiative. This is a fine way to keep independent book shops front and centre.
Where? At Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW
Full Programme: http://issuu.com/dauntbooks/docs/festival_programme_online__1_
Price: £5/event (inclusive of goodie bag/drink)
For more information and booking: http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/daunt_book_festival.asp?TAG=&CID=
Bookshop on the River
Mon – Sat: 11:00 to 20:00
Sun: 12:00 to 18:00
Relax on comfortable sofas and enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine while you browse our carefully selected range of books, plays and gifts. We’ve limited edition prints from the best in contemporary design, gifts unique to the National Theatre and tables of books that we’re passionate about.
We serve wonderful Mozzo coffee, Hampstead teas and there’s an eclectic ‘bin-end’ wine list with great savings on wines from the National Theatre’s restaurants.
We’re easy to find – head for the National Theatre, look for the big red Shed, face the river and we’re on your right. We look forward to welcoming you.
Live Music on Thursdays!
Thursday 20 February: Andrew Page
A gifted guitarist and singer, Andrew has a large repertoire ranging from old school classics to more contemporary numbers.
Thursday 27 February: Django Unchained
A four piece jazz and blues band fronted by jazz vocalist Katherine-Ellen Kotz. Backed by guitar, trumpet and a range of percussion including spoons and a washboard, they bring a fresh approach to covers including ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Hit the Road Jack’.
Thursday 6 March: Alfred Abel
Alfred Abel is the solo project of Northampton and London based singer-songwriter, musician and designer Sam Smith. His music is inspired by folk, blues and soul artists such as John Martyn, Bob Dylan and Harry Nilsson and covers include the likes of The Strokes and Oasis.
For more information: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/your-visit/food-and-drink/bookshop-on-the-river