The inaugural Lightbox Literary Festival 2017 runs from Thurs 20 April - Sun 23 April and it promises history, poetry, Austen, Shakespeare and much more all packed into one event.
In this talk author of ‘Shakespeare in Swahililand’ (2016), Edward Wilson-Lee, will tell some of the extraordinary stories of how Shakespeare's works found a new home in Africa, among explorers, freed slaves, railway labourers, emperors and independence fighters. Each of these stories sheds new light on what Shakespeare's plays have meant to people in unexpected places, and help to ask the perennial question about Shakespeare: is he for all times and all places?
Advance booking required.
Sunday 23 April, 2.00pm
£8 Adults | £6 Friends
If booking a Friends ticket, you will need to enter the three digit Friends number found on your special green Friends Annual Pass. Please note that only one discounted ticket may be booked per Friend.
Image: Author Edward Wilson-Lee in Swahililand
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