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September 2016

“Sherlock Holmes & the Red-Headed League”

September 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Blackfriars Underground Station London, United Kingdom

Our member Robin Rowles is a qualified City of London Guide who specialises in Holmesian walking tours for Footprints of London - see their website at http://footprintsoflondon.com/. On the morning of Sunday 11 September, in memory of Jeremy Brett, members of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and their friends are invited to accompany Robin in exploring the locations of "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League". Participation on this occasion is free, but you'll need to book your place on the walk at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sherlock-holmes-and-the-red-headed-league-tickets-26496997232.    Sherlock…

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October 2016

“Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Blackheath”

October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Halls, Cresswell Park, Blackheath Village
London, SE3 9RD United Kingdom
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“You should go to Blackheath first...” … as Sherlock Holmes says to Dr Watson and Detective Inspector Lestrade in “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” by Arthur Conan Doyle.  On Thursday, 13th October, Roger Johnson, Hon. Editor of The Sherlock Holmes Journal, co-author of The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany and noted scholar of all things Sherlockian, will share with us many interesting insights about Conan Doyle and his famous detective’s connections with Blackheath ... some were at times considered scandalous! Join us for…

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“Spontaneous Sherlock” at Birmingham Improv Festival

October 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, B18 6AD United Kingdom
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A huge success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Spontaneous Sherlock is an entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes comedy play, based on the title suggestions of the audience.  It’s performed  by four of the country’s most critically-acclaimed comedy improvisers,  with live Victorian musical accompaniment. Their show will play on Saturday the 22nd of October at 9:30PM at Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD. They are also running a workshop on Sunday the 23rd of October from 10AM-12 Noon,…

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles” – Dartmoor or… Derby?

October 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - October 29, 2016 @ 9:35 pm
Guildhall Theatre, Market Place
Derby, DE1 3AH United Kingdom
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Big Adventures Theatre Company's 4-actor, comedy version of The Hound of the Baskervilles is due to be performed at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby from the 26th - 29th of October

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November 2016

Back to “Baker Street” – in San Francisco

November 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 20, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

A new production of Jerome Coopersmith's hit Broadway musical Baker Street will be running at the 42nd Street Moon Theatre, San Francisco from the 2nd to the 20th November.

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December 2016

The Hound of the Baskervilles – in Purley-on-Thames

December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Barn, Goosecroft Lane
Purley-on-Thames, Berkshire RG8 8DR
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£6.00 - £10.00

  Rain or Shine Theatre Company presents a new dramatisation of The Hound of the Baskervilles - "Four actors! One mystery! No clue! An unforgettable evening of mystery, comedy and suspense, transporting you from 221B Baker Street to the wilds of Dartmoor in search of who - or what! - dunnit... The play is on tour until 7 January. For details see http://www.rainorshine.co.uk/tourdates2.html. On Friday 9 December The Hound will be at The Old Barn, Purley-on-Thames. The performance will be in…

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Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes back on the London stage

December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ United Kingdom
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From the 13th to the 17th December, at the Bridewell Theatre, just off Fleet Street, the Tower Theatre Company present the classic Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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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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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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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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