The 02nd edition of the Indian Languages Festival- Samanvay 2012 is starting from 02nd Nov, 2012 in Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Themed around dialect, this year’s festival will focus on Kashmiri, Manipuri, Maithili, Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi and English. Day long discussions and interaction sessions on 02nd, 03rd and 04th November will be followed by cultural performances in the evening. This festival is an initiative of India Habitat Centre to promote Indian regional languages in partnership with Delhi Press and Pratilipi Books.
The delightfully peculiar HENDRICK’S Library – a remarkable haven stuffed full of objects of unusual history and function – will be taking residence at Brighton Fringe (17th – 27th May). A program crammed with informative and agreeable events throughout the week will both bewilder and charm visitors to the library. Highlights include:
Stuffing Peter Rabbit:
Lee Paton, celebrated taxidermist for one day only will tell the tale of Peter Rabbit, bringing one very dead rabbit back to life, happily ever after. A most delightful tale will prevail in a celebration of Hendrick’s libations. Saturday 19th May, 3-4pm (Tickets £10 – limited to 75 per session)
A Literary Feast:
Renowned gastronomic architects Bompas & Parr host a delightfully peculiar dining extravaganza in a most majestic setting. Four literary-themed courses, all with matching HENDRICK’S cocktails. Expect delightfully peculiar ingredients presented in a most curious fashion, culminating with an explosive dessert. 23rd May, 7 – 11pm (Tickets £50 – limited to 50 for the evening)
For information on HENDRICK’S LIBRARY OF DELIGHTFULLY PECULIAR WRITINGS, visit: www.hendricksgin.com @hendricksginuk, to reserve places and book tickets, register at www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk
Author Dr Peter Clark has admired the work of Charles Dickens since he read Oliver Twist at the age of nine. His latest book, Dickens’s London, contains five walks around modern day London, with information about Charles Dickens’s life, times, and literature at every point. These five walks also serve to interweave modern day London with the city during Dickens’ lifetime, and overlay his experiences onto our current situation. The book is highly evocative of the author’s times and attitudes to the areas in which he lived, worked and based novels in. Dr Clark will conduct a 45 minute guided walk in the Chelsea area of places mentioned by Dickens in his work and correspondence as well as places to do with his life. This will be followed by a talk back at Chelsea Library.
In the year of his bicentenary, Charles Dickens’ great great great granddaughter will talk about her latest book Charles Dickens. Lucinda is a biographer and art historian, her previous titles include Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4) and Katey: The Life and Loves of Dickens’ Artist Daughter. Her book on Charles Dickens is a celebration of the life of a man whose writing changed the world in which he lived. Most people know about Dickens the novelist, but far fewer people know about Dickens the man. Lucinda will talk about the lesser-known aspects of Charles Dickens’ life including what he was like as a husband and father, his talent for acting, his desire to be a detective and his love of travelling. She will also talk about his social conscience, the changes he made in his society and why he still remains relevant today.