London Book & Screen Week has issued a fresh call for partners for its second year.
The event - a citywide celebration of books and the films, TV and the virtual worlds they inspire - has also officially opened for event submissions for 2016.
Scheduled for 11-17th April, London Book & Screen Week 2016 is produced by and coincides with The London Book Fair, now in its 45th year, with the support of London & Partners. It offers people all over the city the chance to participate in discussions, debates, master classes, parties and special film showings in a range of venues.
After launching for the first time in April of this year, during which it hosted 140 events across London, organisers say it is set to return “bigger, bolder and better than ever”. New developments include the launch of an official box office space at The London Book Fair in Olympia; the programming of a specially curated strand of events using The London Book Fair’s star ‘Authors of the Day’; and wider partner engagement across the city to ensure a programme that is “broader than ever”.
Jacks Thomas, director of the London Book Fair, said: “Following a tremendous debut year for London Book & Screen Week, we are thrilled to be bringing the special event series back in 2016 with a raft of exciting additions and a refreshed approach. London is at the centre of the creative industries, inspiring and generating some of the greatest stories ever told - from James Bond and the Jungle Book, to Shakespeare and Harry Potter. The week offers an opportunity for everyone to celebrate their favourite books, films, TV shows, games and entertainment platforms. We look forward to working with partners across the city to make it all happen.”
Zanine Adams, head of events and business development UK at London and Partners, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with London Book & Screen Week for its return to the city in 2016. Events such as these are an important part of the creative industry calendar in London, and 2016 will be an especially notable year with landmark literary anniversaries celebrating world famous writers such as Shakespeare and Roald Dahl. We hope that next year’s event will attract an even bigger audience from across the UK and internationally, further enhancing London’s reputation as a leading global city for culture.”
Last year’s programme featured author Q&As, writing master classes, film screenings, cook book demonstrations, bookshop crawls, literary debates, live readings, poetry parties, fiction prizes, book launches, self-publishing workshops and more.
Previous London Book & Screen Week partners included: ALLi, Audible, BAFTA, Bloomsbury Institute, Booksellers Association, Boudica Films, British Council, Clays, Dulwich Bookshop, English PEN, European Booksellers Association, Faber, Foyles, Fullers Brewery, Good Housekeeping, Hailo and more.
To submit an event for London Book & Screen Week 2016 click here.