Reminder: Dickensfest! King’s College London, Saturday 28th April, 10-5, admission free

Saturday 28th April, Great Hall, King’s College London
10am- 5pm
 Admission Free, no booking required.

KCL’s Centre for Life Writing Research, in partnership with Strandlines and Westminster Archives Centre, presents ‘Dickensfest!: Victorian Lives in Arts and Archives’.

Join us in King College London’s Great Hall, Strand Campus, for a full day of talks and readings celebrating the Bicentenary of Charles Dickens, and exploring the great city that inspired his novels.

Throughout the day, speakers from leading arts and heritage organisations will be shedding new light on Dickens’s life and works, and sharing their passion for all things Dickensian. We’ll also be bringing your favourite Dickens’s novels to life through live readings by actor Gordon Milne.

We are delighted to welcome Griff Rhys Jones and co-presenters Clare Brant and Brian Hurwitz to guide us through this exciting programme. Speakers include Josephine McDonagh, Ruth Richardson, Rosemary Ashton, Michael Allen, and Juliet John.

Join us on 28 April to celebrate Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday in unique style!

For further details of the programme and the speakers, see the Dickensfest! website,


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