Looking for something else to do?

7 March – Buy the Book! 24 Hours to Save Publishing. Just go buy a book from your local bookshop to support the industry!

8 March – OxPub at  Greens Cafe, 8:00 am

6-10 March – The Tempest, Julie Taymor’s visual film adapatation, Phoenix Picturehouse

8-12 March – The Tempest, Theatrical performance adaptation, Oxford Playhouse

13 March – A Bloomsbury Tea with Henrietta Garnett: Sunday Soiree Event, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

15 March – Diversity and Exclusivity in Publishing, A panel discussion, Oxford Brookes University, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

18-19 March – The Canterbury Tales, Oxford Playhouse

21 March – The Karamazovs, Phoenix Picturehouse, 6:15 pm

24 March – Wyndham Lewis: A Blast,  An illustrated talk by Paul Edwards, Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Now – 26 March – Dr Faustus at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Broad Street (I’ll be there on the 14th!)

24 March – 2 April – Brontë, Oxford Playhouse

31st March, 7th April, 14th April, 21st April – Alternative Thursdays at the O3 Gallery in Oxford Castle, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

2 April – Anthony Horrowitz speaking at the Oxford Waterstone’s, 1 pm. His new book Scorpia Rising is released 31 March.

9 April – Zine Fair, O3 Gallery in Oxford Castle, 11:00 am  – 6:00 pm

2-10 April – Sunday Times Literary Festival
Book your tickets now!

Here’s a helpful hint for everyone 25 and under who wants to see the shows at the Oxford Playhouse: you can get a free ticket! I think I’ve seen most of the shows in Oxford free and since I love theatre and theatrical adaptations of books, it works out pretty well.

I also want to recommend some film adaptations. If you haven’t seen Howl yet, then you should! I’ve been a fan of the ‘beat’ generation for a while and this admiration was solidified when I read Jack Kerouac‘s On the Road and The Dharma Bums a few years back. Allen Ginsberg is great though and the film takes an unusual approach to presenting the history of his most famous poem. I don’t think it’s running in Oxford anymore, but keep an eye out in case it comes back.

Also, Never Let Me Go is a brilliant film based on Kazuo Ishiguro‘s book of the same name…. and it made me cry. It really is a fascinating story full of humanity and beauty, despite the destruction that is ever-present. Lucky for you, it’s still playing in Oxford!

Please if you know of any event in and around Oxford concerning books, authors and publishing in general, I would be very grateful to receive an email from you at worldbookcapital@gmail.com.

One Response to “Looking for something else to do?”
  1. Frank says:

    ..another event in another capital (London) on Wednesday 9 March:
    ‘A non-digital personal history of publishing’
    Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, Richard Charkin is a former chief executive officer of Macmillan and a past president of the Publishers Association.. http://www.galleyclub.co.uk/

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