Audible the world’s leading provider of spoken audio entertainment, has announced its support of London Book & Screen Week, the capital’s seven day city-wide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire, taking place 11 – 17 April, 2016.
London Book & Screen Week is produced by, and coincides with, The London Book Fair (12-14 April), offering people all over London the chance to experience its vibrancy through discussions, debates, parties and special film showings.
Now in its second year, the festival merges a vibrant tent pole series of specially curated events, with an open sourced strand of activities that anyone can submit to. With publishing now worth an estimated £4.3bn to the UK economy, the festival draws the spotlight on the critical role books play in our creative industries and the breadth of inspiration they spark.
Highlights of London Book & Screen Week 2016 include:
• Cityread 2016’s opening event, sponsored by Audible.co.uk, where Kirsty Lang, Gillian Slovo, Dr Lez Henry, Ben Judah, Hardeep Singh Kohli will discuss The written word and revolt: giving a voice to the unheard”
• Julian Fellowes presenting his new project – Belgravia - a story published in weekly chapters on a ground-breaking, immersive app, in a special event at The Berkeley;
• A celebration of storytelling in gaming at BAFTA led by academic and children’s author Gabrielle Kent, script writer Rhianna Pratchett, and journalist Leigh Alexander;
• International bestselling author, Marian Keyes, joining Good Housekeeping in conversation about her latest collection of essays, Making it up as I go along;
• Children’s Laureate and award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell hosting a London Book & Screen Week Sketchbook Social event; award-winning author and director;
• Shamim Sarif, presenting her new self-adapted breathtaking film Despite the Snow Falling at the Hackney Picturehouse; London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon;
• Neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan and psychologist Charles Fernyhough discussing the power of our minds to create our own stories at Second Home.
The series is run in partnership with some of the capital’s highest-profile brands, including London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional company for London, which attracts businesses and visitors to the capital and operates VisitLondon.com, the official city guide for London. London & Partners works to attract leisure and business visitors to London, as well as new businesses and major events.
To find out more, and book event tickets, visit www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk.