London Book & Screen Week 2018 celebrates women’s suffrage and Mary Shelley

London Book & Screen Week 2018 celebrates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

This year’s edition of London Book & Screen Week (9-15 April 2018) is set to celebrate women’s suffrage, marking the centenary of the women’s vote, and pay homage to exceptional book adaptations with a range of exciting events in store suitable for book and film lovers alike.

Genre fans might want to get themselves down to Frankenstein: The Reincarnations on Tuesday 10 April (Soho House Screening Room, 17.30-21.00).

The festival will be resurrecting Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking 1818 novel in a themed evening celebrating 200 years of Frankenstein in popular culture.

Biographer Fiona Sampson will be in conversation with novelist Nick Harkaway (chaired by Kim Newman) to discuss Shelley and her book, before screening Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein starring Branagh, Robert de Niro, Helena Bonham Carter and John Cleese.

Tickets for Frankenstein: The Reincarnations are on sale now.

Other events include a special screening of Suffragette with Dr Helen Pankhurst (author of Deeds Not Words), a screening of Me Before You preceded by a conversation with author and festival ambassador Jojo Moyes, the return of London’s award-winning LGBT Polari Literary Salon, and Mary Poppins: A Supercalifragilistic Sing-Along, which is quite self-explanatory.

Get more information on the London Book & Screen Week website.