Join us as the Gallery at Foyles is transformed into an interactive First World War hospital ward as part of the Cityread 2014 campaign to get London reading the same book through the month of April.
This year's title is Louisa Young's My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You, a World War I novel of love and war, and how they affect those left behind as well as those sent to fight.
Cityread are working with immersive theatre company Look Left Look Right to help mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by staging a series of five interactive, site-specific events across the capital, bringing the book to life and exploring the effects of war on its characters. Using audio material and in-character actors, Look Left Look Right will be turning the Gallery at Foyles Charing Cross Road into a poignant and immersive theatrical experience.
Key events for April include a Family Day at the Museum of London Docklands on 5 April, Louisa Young in conversation with Kirsty Lang at the British Library on 14 April and a panel discussion closing event at Swiss Cottage Library on 29 April.
Cityread work with all 33 London library services as well as museums, book shops, cinemas and more to run a programme of over 700 events in every corner of the capital throughout April. This year, for the first time, children are also encouraged to participate in the festival by reading Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful. Find a Cityread event near you at www.cityreadlondon.org.uk, keep up on Facebook/cityreadlondon and Twitter @cityreadlondon
Look Left Look Right is an award winning site-specific theatre company, making vivid, dynamic and interactive theatre inspired by and about the contemporary world. Find them at www.lookleftlookright.com or on Twitter at @LookLeftLookRt
This event is unticketed -- simply come along to explore!
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