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Thursday, 29 March 2012

News From Karen Rubins


Dear All,
Just in time for the Easter holidays there will be an explosion of Oliver Twist-themed events in London, including comic book workshops for kids!

City Read London is the “World’s Biggest Book Group”, aiming to get everyone in London – yes, everyone! – reading Oliver Twist this April.
8 million people. 1 book. Pick up a copy of Oliver Twist in April and join readers across London in our first Cityread.

On 2 April, across London, thousands of people will pick up a book and start reading together. This is London’s first ever Cityread, and we’re kicking off with Oliver Twist in celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday.

There are hundreds of events for children, young people and adults taking place in libraries, museums, cinemas and other places in all 33 London boroughs during April. From hip hop to graphic novels, live performances to free cinema, its never been easier to discover Dickens.
I am running “Twisted London”, comic strip workshops for children aged 8 – 12, in libraries across many boroughs of our fine capital, exploring the dark and dirty side of Dickensian London. After discovering more about Oliver Twist’s London, participants will create their own comic strips to take away, and have the opportunity for their work to be featured in an exhibition in the cafe at Foyles’ flagship Charing Cross Road store.

They will be happening from 2nd April 2012,  in Greenwich, Bexley, Barnet, Harrow, Islington, Westminster, Hillingdon, Croydon and Camden, as well as part of a special Dodgy Dickens Day at the  Museum of Childhood.

Find out more information, including dates, times and contact details at the City Read website.
You can also like Cityread London on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cityreadlondon

Twisted London Workshops
2nd April – Woolwich Library
3rd April – Central Library Bexleyheath
3rd April – Welling Library
4th April – Mill Hill Library
5th April – Northolt Leisure Centre Library
10th April – Pinner Library
11th April – East Finchley Library
12th April – Central Library Islington
14th April – Queens Park Library
15th April – Museum of Childhood
19th April – Botwell Green Library
24th April – Thornton Heath Library
20th – 29th April – Foyles Exhibition
Thank you for reading, and Happy Easter,
Karen

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