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June 2016

Star cast reading of a new play about Conan Doyle & Houdini

June 3, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace
London, N4 3JP United Kingdom
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  This is very short notice, but...       This is the play Impossible that debuted last summer at the Edinburgh Fringe, with Phill Jupitus and Alan Cox as ACD and Houdini. It's nothing to do with the spectacular magic show of the same name.       The reading tomorrow is led by David Calder and Kerry Shale, with Diana Quick, Jessica Martin, Catriona Cox and John Dorney. It is not open to the public at large, but there are some seats available. If…

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“An Evening With Sherlock Holmes” – in support of Undershaw

June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Truckles of Pied Bull Yard, Bury Place
London, WC1A 2JR United Kingdom
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£6.47 - £32.84

Join us for an evening of Sherlock Holmes fun with fellow Holmes fans!

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July 2016

Conan Doyle and the Battle of the Somme

July 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive
Leeds, LS10 1LT United Kingdom
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The Royal Armouries Museum's themed weekend to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme will include letters and photographs illustrating Arthur Conan Doyle's campaign to provide helmets and armour for British servicemen

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Poulton Hall gardens open in aid of Merseyside Samaritans

July 3, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Poulton Hall, Bebington
Wirral, CH63 9LN United Kingdom
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The gardens at the historic home of the Lancelyn Green family will be open from 1.30pm to 5.00pm on Sunday the 3rd July, to raise funds for Merseyside Samaritans. Poulton Hall, at Bebington on the Wirral, is a bit of a distance away unless you happen to be in the northwest of England, but well worth a visit, especially as the opportunity rarely arises. The family provided the Sherlock Holmes Society with two important and influential members. Roger Lancelyn Green (1918-1987) was a famous children's author and…

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THE GAME’S AFOOT – at Madame Tussauds

July 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - September 30, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road
London, NW1 5LR United Kingdom
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  The Olivier nominated creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground, Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, and ebp in association with Madame Tussauds present THE GAME’S AFOOT. Don the deerstalker and become Baker Street’s finest detective. Travel back to Victorian London and delve into the world of Sherlock Holmes, using your powers of deduction to solve the case before the time runs out. As the newest recruits of Scotland Yard, follow in the footsteps of the great detective himself. Make your own…

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William Gillette in Glasgow!

July 20, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
The Glad Cafe, 1006 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow, G41 2HG United Kingdom
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News from Barry Young, head of the Sherlock Holmes Society of Scotland: Hello, hello, hello.         We're holding a screening of the 1916 William Gillette silent film Sherlock Holmes at the Glad Cafe in Shawlands at 7.45pm on Wednesday July 20th.         It's a free screening, but to cover costs we are soliciting donations in exchange for plastic calabash pipes, selling Watson moustache-shaped shortbread, and holding a raffle. Jacqui has kindly offered to bake the shortbread, Andy has acquired the…

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City of London Police Museum – special Open Day

July 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guildhall Yard, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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A special event to celebrate the Museum's move from Wood Street to the Guildhall, there'll be a spectacular Open Day on 27th July.

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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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