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January 2017

Crime Classics Weekend at the British Library

January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - January 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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The British Library’s immensely successful Crime Classics series has become a modern publishing phenomenon Course dates and times: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January The popularity of the books, many of them out of print and forgotten for more than half a century, reflects a remarkable resurgence of enthusiasm for traditional British mysteries – the kind that enjoyed huge sales during the ‘Golden Age of Murder’ between the two world wars. Join us at the British Library's Harry M Weinreb Learning…

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February 2017

Sherlock Day at Marylebone Library!

February 11, 2017
Marylebone Library, 54 Beaumont Street
London, W1G 6DW United Kingdom
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Free

Our special day of Sherlock Holmes-themed events includes: * For younger children, a mystery themed children's story telling session followed by fun crafts. * For older children, a fun-filled treasure hunt style mystery game. And for adults... * A talk about the real Victorian super-sleuth, "Paddington" Pollaky * and "Sherlockian Stunts" - magic and mind-reading by Ian Keable. All the information you need is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sherlock-day-tickets-31416871709 NB. Marylebone Library is now at 54 Beaumont St, W1G 6DW.

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‘Paddington’ Pollaky – an inspiration for Sherlock Holmes?

February 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marylebone Library, 54 Beaumont Street
London, W1G 6DW United Kingdom
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Free

Bryan Kesselman will be talking about his biography of Victorian private detective Ignatius Pollaky on Saturday 11th February at 5pm at Marylebone Library. Kesselman, who is a composer and musician as well as a writer, will tell his audience more about ‘Paddington’ Pollaky, Private Detective, The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes. Who was the Victorian super-sleuth ‘Paddington’ Pollaky? Newspaper accounts detail his work as a private detective in London, his association with The London Society for…

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“Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars” comes to Hampstead

February 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Lund Theatre, UCS, Frognal, Hampstread
London, NW3 6XH United Kingdom
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£10.00 - £12.00

Based on the graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee, drawn by critically acclaimed artist Dan Boultwood, this family-friendly adventure will unveil clues as to the true fate of Sherlock Holmes.  The game is afoot!

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March 2017

The Hound howls in Rugby!

March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Rugby Theatre, Henry Street
Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2QA United Kingdom
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‘Holmes, this is no time to panic.’
‘Goodness me, Watson, this is the perfect time to panic!’

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Another Hound is on the prowl!

March 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound, and a deranged killer on the loose… the game is afoot!

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April 2017

Creeping and Dying in Cambridge – by a master storyteller

April 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane
Cambridge, CB5 8LD United Kingdom
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On the 26th April, in aid of the Engineer's House Appeal, Robert Lloyd Parry returns to the atmospheric surroundings of the Engine Room at Cambridge Museum of Technology, with rehearsed readings of two tales of Sherlock Holmes.

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And yet another Hound – this time in Chiswick!

April 30, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Michael Room, St Michael’s Church, Bath Road, Chiswick
London, W4 1TT United Kingdom
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"The Hound of the Baskervilles" according to the British Comedy Company. (Enough said?)

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May 2017

Crowborough Community Festival

May 1, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Crowborough, various locations
Crowborough, East Sussex United Kingdom
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In 1907 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarried and moved from Hindhead to Crowborough in East Sussex. His house, Windlesham, was to be his home for the rest of his life, and there can be little doubt that he remains the most famous resident of the attractive little town. Several years ago, when Crowborough staged a couple of Sherlock Holmes Festivals, it was suggested that the town should be celebrating the creator rather than the created. The situation will be rectified…

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Walking the South Downs with Sherlock Holmes

May 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tiger Inn, East Dean
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 0DA United Kingdom
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See Holmes's (possible) retirement home, and take a walk along the cliffs while listening to the case of "The Lion's Mane".

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