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MAYFAIR TIMES MAYFAIR & ST JAMES' LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018 ARRIVES IN LONDON

MAYFAIR TIMES MAYFAIR & ST JAMES' LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018 ARRIVES IN LONDON

Mayfair Times announces the launch of its inaugural Mayfair & St. James’ Literary Festival in partnership with The Josephine Hart Hour.

From October 16th to 21st, Mayfair Times is partnering with the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation and its Director, Shevaun Wilder, to run and support a series of literary events at a number of exciting venues throughout Mayfair & St. James.

21st Century Women – curated by Fru Tholstrup and Jane Neal

Q&A with the curators and one of the artists and tour of the exhibition.

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Date: Tuesday 16th October

Time and price: 9am-10.30am / FREE

Location: Unit London Gallery, 3 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HD

The Adventures of Yopane: Bon après-midi

An interactive afternoon of language, culture and fun for young children!

Contact email: mayfairlibrary@westminster.gov.uk

Date: Tuesday 16th October

Location: Mayfair Library, 25 South Audley Street, London W1K 2PB

Time and price: 4.45pm-5.30pm / FREE

Talk and Q&A with Susana Martínez Vidal

Author of ‘Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being’.

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Date: Wednesday 17th October

Location: Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly, London W1J 9EY

Time and price: 4pm-5.30pm / FREE

Rob Sears: The Secret Lives of Don and Vlad

Date: Wednesday 17th October

Location: Live at Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, London  W1F 7ED

Time and price: 9.15pm-10.15pm / £15

A tribute to V.S. Naipaul with Farrukh Dhondy

Co-hosted by Mrs Girija Sinha (wife of the Indian High Commissioner) and Selma Day, Editor of Mayfair Times.

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Date: Wednesday 17th October

Location: The Nehru Centre (the cultural wing of the High Commission of India) 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF

Time and price: 6.30pm-8.30pm / FREE

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Poetry of the Great War

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Date: Thursday 18th October

Location: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Time and price: 1pm-2.15pm / FREE

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Poems by TS Eliot

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Poems by TS Eliot. Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern will be giving a reading!

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Date: Thursday 18th October

Location: London Library, 14 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LG

Time and price: 6.30pm-8.30pm / £12

A series of talks and poetry readings influenced by Jimi Hendrix as songwriter and lyricist.

Including a tour of the flat Hendrix lived in from 1968-1969.

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Date: Friday 19th October

Location: Handel & Hendrix, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB

Time and price: 3pm-4.30pm / £15

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’

Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s grandson, will read Josephine Hart’s introduction and award-winning stage and screen actor Simon Callow will read Wilde’s iconic last poem.

Cast and directed by Shevaun Wilder.

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Date: Friday 19th October

Location: The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

Time and price: 6.30-8.45pm / £25

Will women save the world?

A conversation between Paola Diana, author of Saving the World, and Princess Tessy De Luxembourg, UNAIDS ambassador

Contact: litfest@pubbiz.com

Date: Saturday 20th October

Location: Novikov, 50A Berkeley Street, London W1J 8HA

Time and price: 5pm-7pm / FREE

SUNDAY October 21

An Evening of Irish Poetry and Song

With a cast of award-winning actors, singers and writers, including Angeline Ball, Patrick Bergin, Niall Buggy, Bob Geldof and Bernard O’Donoghue. Devised and directed by Shevaun Wilder.

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Date: Sunday 21st October

Location: Corrigan’s Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 7EH

Time and price: 7pm-9pm / £50.00

More names to be added shortly. Please note, that speakers and events are subject to change.

The festival is supported by Corrigan’s Mayfair, The Grosvenor House Hotel, The London Library, Matsya restaurant, The May Fair Hotel, St James’s Church and The Wolseley.

Find out more about the Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival here.

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