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City Read London – Twisted London comics workshops
March 29, 2012, 4:10 pm
Filed under: Comics, Events, Fun

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 V&A 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

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Excellent workshop at Mill Hill library- really enjoyed by my children Adrian and Carina – see you at the East Finchley workshop!

Comment by Ashley Bailey

Hi Karen, Thank you for the workshop at Hayes (Hillingdon), it was wonderful.
– Akbar
Botwell Green Library

Comment by Akbar Ali




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