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Celebration of Words

London’s annual Literature Festival will be taking place at The Southbank Centre from 30th June to 14th July. It will give spectators the opportunity to emerse themselves in a world of new books and participate in discussions and workshops with artists, writers and philosophers.

Once again London will see the coming together of the national and international literary elite for the first 2 weeks of July.

Alan Hollinghurst, Philip Pullman, Iain Sinclair, Gilbert and George, Liz Lochhead and many more will be among the names invited to the event. Spectators will also be able to enjoy various musical, comedy and theatrical performances.

Among the various events, the organisers have highlighted a performance of “Espejismos” (Sexing the Cherry) a production from Metta Theatre.

This is based on the novel by English author, Jeanette Winterson and set on the banks of the River Thames in the 17th Century.

The festival will also host live performances of classic tales, creative writing workshops and a discussion on “The Mathematics of Music” by scientist, Marcus du Sautoy. In fact, science related matters will be at the forefront of a series of events commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Society. For a more detailed list of the festival’s events please visit the official web page:

(Translated by Rosa Butterfield – Email:

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