Charing Cross Road Fest 2013

A Cultural Festival in the Heart of Literary London 22nd – 23rd June

Charing Cross Road Fest 2013 Programme

In the second annual event celebrating the literary and musical history of Charing Cross Road, iconic booksellers Foyles and Blackwell’s, plus a host of retailers, venues and cafés up and down the … Continue reading

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Live at 5 with Charley Macaulay

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 5pm Venue: The Music Room Charley Macaulay will be performing live at 5 in Denmark Street’s The Music Room. Charley Macaulay is just 19 years old, … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Richard Bean in conversation with Benedict Nightingale

Sunday 23rd June 2013, 4pm Venue: Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road Richard Bean, award-winning playwright will be interviewed by theatre critic Benedict Nightingale about his work, from his debut play Toast, … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ukulele Party

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 2pm Venue: Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road Get musical in the bookshop with Ukulele Magician Ian Lawrence. Ian will be playing his ukulele and teaching a few … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Vintage Children’s Classics Competition

All weekend Venue: Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road.   For your chance to win an amazing 40 books from the lovely Vintage Children’s Classics range, simply come to Blackwell’s and take … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Free samples of Chipotle’s handmade guacamole, salsas and tortilla chips

When: All day Saturday 22nd June 2013. Venue: Chipotle Mexican Grill – 114-116 Charing Cross Road We are proud to be part of the Charing Cross Road Festival 2013 and … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Special Sale and Bar Bibliotheque

Special sale and Bar Bibliotheque at Cecil Court’s antiquarian book shop Pleasures of Past Times All weekend: Sat 22nd June 2013, 12 noon-6pm; Sun 23rd June 2013, 1pm-5pm Venue: Pleasures … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blackwell’s Crafternoon

Sunday 23rd June 2013, 2pm onwards Venue: Blackwell’s Anyone is welcome to join us at Blackwell’s for an afternoon of crafty fun, no age limit or artistic experience required. From … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Martin Bannister on A Map of Nowhere

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 4pm Venue: Blackwell’s David Price always wished life would blow up in his face. And then it did. His mother died. The urge to paint left … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Book Launch of Gilded Keyholes by Pablo Bronstien

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 5pm – 7pm Venue: Koenig Books Book launch and signing of Gilded Keyholes by Pablo Bronstein, recently published book by Koenig Books. Gilded Keyholes presents 30 eccentric … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brilliant Britain with Jane Peyton

Sunday 23 June 2013, 2pm Venue: Charing Cross Library Brilliant Britain is an entertaining compendium of the marvellous quirks, oddities and idiosyncrasies that define our nation and preserve us from the … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Christopher Priest in conversation with Simon Ings about his new novel, The Adjacent

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 12.30pm We are thrilled that Christopher Priest, bestselling author of The Prestige, will be joining us to talk about his new novel, The Adjacent. Christopher Priest’s … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: In conversation with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Saturday 22 June 2013, 5.45 – 6.45 pm To celebrate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opening as a brand new West End musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists: A Liars’ League Storytelling Salon

Saturday 22 June 2013, 4.30 – 5.30 pm Best Young British Novelist Evie Wyld takes the stage at Ray’s Jazz to read from and discuss her new novel All the … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Literary Pub Quiz

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 8.30pm Venue: The Phoenix Artist Club Returning for the second Charing Cross Road Fest is the epic Literary Pub quiz in the Phoenix Artist Club. There … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Ziggy Stardust Sunday Pop Quiz

Sunday 23rd June 2013, 3:30pm – 5pm Did you know that the idea for Ziggy Stardust first entered David Bowie‘s head after a chance encounter with drug-damaged rock n’ roll … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Penguin Books Treasure Hunt

  For your chance to win the top 20 Penguin Modern Classics, pop into all of the shops that are a part of Love Charing Cross Road 2013 to find … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

The BFI presents a screening of Underground

Sunday 23 June 2013, 2pm – 4pm This free screening courtesy of the BFI celebrates the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and the long-awaited DVD / Blu-ray release of their brand … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Yo Zushi and Jazzman John Clarke

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 4pm Yo Zushi – Live in Store! Free Event Acclaimed singer songwriter, Yo Zushi will be playing a short acoustic set in the shop from 4pm and … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Blackwell’s Book Detectives

All day in Blackwell’s. Want to branch out from your favourite authors but not sure where to start? Having trouble locating the perfect gift for that finicky aunt who only … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Terry Deary – Horrible Histories Event and Beastly Book Signing

Saturday 22 June 2013, 2 pm   In a special event, Terry Deary will be visiting the age of plague, poverty and prayers, taking readers back to the dangerous and … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ceviche – Talk and cookery demo with Martin Morales

Saturday 22 June 2013, 3.15pm – 4.15pm   Since its opening – to a chorus of rapturous approval – in February last year, Ceviche has become one of London’s most … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Best Fictional Detective Balloon Debate

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 6pm – 8pm We are thrilled to be hosting what promises to be a lively balloon debate to figure out who is the best fictional detective. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Felt Monster Workshop

Design and make your own bespoke felt monster under the expert guidance of the Felt Mistress Sunday 23 June 2013, 1pm – 5pm Crafty ticket holders will receive everything they … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Laura Dockrill on Darcy Burdock

Laura Dockrill – Darcy Burdock Saturday 22 June 2013, 11.30 – 12.30 pm  Meet the wild, dark and colourful brain of Laura Dockrill and her equally colourful creation Darcy Burdock. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Charing Cross Road Fest 2012

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Charing Cross Road Fest, 30th June 2012

We Love Charing Cross Road Foyles, Blackwell’s – two of the road’s long-standing booksellers – and a plethora of proud Charing Cross Road businesses from Denmark Street through Shaftesbury Avenue … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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