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Literature & Education | Dickens 2012

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens

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Literature & Education

Dickens believed that enriching people’s life with knowledge and enjoyment of the arts was key to building a fair society and creating opportunities. Dickens 2012 is committed to following Dickens’s educational mission by supporting learning activities around the world, from teachers’ conferences and family workshops to creative writing master classes and writing competitions.



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Charles Dickens on Tour: The Belfast Public Readings

This special exhibition tells the story of the great author's three Belfast reading tours, in 1858, 1867, and 1869.

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Dickens and the Grotesque

International conference exploring 'the grotesque' in the fiction of Charles Dickens and other European novelists
 

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Coming up


The Dickens Connection


Saturdays in Summer 4.30pm
Highgate West Cemetery, Swains Lane, London, N6 6PJ


In Celebration the Dickens bicentenary this guided tour gives a fascinating glimpse into the life of Charles Dickens by visiting the graves of his wife Catherine, parents John and Elizabeth, sister Frances, brother Alfred and several of his friends and associates buried in Highgate’s West Cemetery.

Saturdays - 4.30 pm.

Tickets : Adults £7 - students £5 (with student card)

To book please call the Cemetery on
020 8340 1834 - during weekday office hours.

Speak Up!


Spring 2012
USA


High Schools across the US are launching ‘The Charles Dickens Oral Interpretation Contest’. Two $1,500 prices and a trip to London will be up for grabs for the best declamatory skills! Registration must be completed by 16 January 2012.

Talk: Introduction To Charles Dickens And His London


Tuesday 3rd July, 4.30pm to 6 pm
George In The Strand (opposite The Royal Courts Of Justice)


Talk: Introduction To Charles Dickens
And The London Of His Time
This Talk will discuss the main aspects of his life, from youth to old age. The second part will
illustrate how London appeared in his time, with particular emphasis on The Strand, Covent Garden
Fleet Street and The Old Bailey.
Price: £7, Concessions £5.



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