In the UK a major programme of events and activities will mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, who was born on 7 February 1812. The British Council is working with partners including the Charles Dickens Museum and Film London to develop events including brand new film adaptations, art exhibitions, public readings, immersive theatre, educational events and creative workshops.
There will be a special British Council Seminar:
'Bent and broken into a better shape: the magical storytelling of Charles Dickens'
with Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham.
This seminar will be hosted in London on 9 February 2012, and will be streamed live on the Dickens pages on TeachingEnglish where you can also find Dickens-themed English language teaching materials.
For more information about Dickens events happening near you visit the Dickens 2012 website