An evening of celebrating  the life and work of writer Charles Dickens, in honour of the bicentenary of his birth. The show is designed especially (but not exclusively) for teachers and students of international English, but is also open to those with an interest in the characters and novels of Dickens.

Those who attend the event are invited to:

  • a performance of music and storytelling by Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham.
  • the showing of a silent film of Oliver Twist from the BFI archives, as well as films from the Dickens Readathon and screening of a new British Council DVD, The Brilliance of Dickens (Part One).
  • a guided tour of the location where once stood Dickens’ home and where he wrote Bleak House, Hard Times and Great Expectations
  • a Dickensian-themed reception

The event is free of charge and open to teachers of English and anyone with an interest in the novels and characters of Dickens.

RSVP to reserve your place to bcseminars1@britishcouncil.org quoting ‘Dickens’.

The performance is now available as a seminar recording.

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