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Events 2017

The European Schoolbooks team have already been busy this year preparing a variety of exhibitions and presentations of many of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

If you wish to view previous events, please click here.

Festival of Italian Literature in London

21st October to 22nd October 2017 - Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill, London W11 3LB

Come along to the first edition of The Festival of Italian Literature in London (FILL)!

Two days of events, over 30 speakers, authors and thinkers from different backgrounds, established authors and younger radical ones. Italian, British, and international voices will discuss migration, politics, the present and future of London, Italy, gender, and how Brexit is already affecting novels and poems.

Today more than ever, London is a crossroad where the great movements of our time meet. In the aftermath of the referendum vote the need was felt to organise a new engaging cultural event, and this is the outcome.

Visitors will be able to enjoy panel discussions, readings, book launches, a collaborative poetry event especially devised for the festival, and DJ sets. The Festival wants to attract all Londoners and all events will be in English or Italian with consecutive translation.

Books by the authors featured in the programme will be available at a book stall run by the Italian Bookshop.

For full details of the programme and to book tickets, visit the official website here.

Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family & Bicentenary celebration of Storm’s birth

26th October 2017 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 20:30

Book launch for Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family translated by Denis Jackson (published by Angel Classics) and Bicentenary celebration of Storm's birth.

Bicentenary talk on Storm for English readers by Dr Barbara Lester, University College London, followed by drinks.

Autumn 2017 sees the bicentenary of the birth of one of the most deeply affecting of German writers, Theodor Storm. Although his name is familiar to some for his most celebrated work, Der Schimmelreiter (The Dykemaster), his other work of comparable stature has remained unknown to the wider English-speaking public for want of adequate translations.

Dr Lester makes clear what the English reader of classic European literature has been missing in the novellas of this master storyteller whose tales of small-town burgher life in the North Sea coastal region of northern Germany attain the status of tragedy.

She draws attention to Denis Jackson’s series of pioneering new English translations of Storm’s major novellas. His sixth and latest selection consists of the single historical novella Grieshuus: The Chronicle of a Family, published this month, a narrative tour de force spanning several generations during the devastating Northern Wars between Sweden and Denmark and allied European powers.

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk / tel. 020-7734-5259

Silvia Mazzola, La miniaturista

28th October 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

"Da una lettura di un romanzo sul Settecento Veneziano a una creazione moderna sul palcoscenico."

Silvia Mazzola

in conversazione con Stefania Montesolaro, attrice e ora produttrice di una commedia moderna liberalmente ispirata al La Vedova Scaltra di Goldoni scritta a quattro mani con Silvia.

Ci parlerà del suo romanzo

La miniaturista
Fazi editore

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

La commedia è messa in scena dal 28 novembre al 9 dicembre nel teatro Hen & Chickens di Islington (109 St. Paul's Road, London N1 2NA)
Per prenotazioni: www.unrestrictedview.co.uk/the-wily-widow

Silvia Mazzola è autrice e storica dell’ arte. Per 20 anni ha guidato gruppi nelle maggiori città d’arte europee. È coautrice di una guida su Roma Rome: A Guide to the Eternal City (Napoleoni and Wakefield, 2000) e di tre libri sulla cucina e la lingua/cultura inglese La lingua nel piatto (Mursia, April 2006), Londra e contorni (Mursia, April 2009), Mangiamore (Ugo Mursia Editore, 2007).
La miniaturista (Fazi in 2011) è il suo romanzo che vede Venezia Settecentesca, l’arte e una artista donna come protagonisti.
The Wily Widow (2017) in inglese, scritto a quattro mani con Stefania Montesolaro, è la sua prima commedia che andrà in scena al teatro Hen and Chickens dal 28 novembre al 9 dicembre.

Stefania Montesolaro è milanese ma vive a Londra da 27 anni. Finalmente, all’età di 55 anni, ha messo tutto da parte per dedicarsi alla recitazione: un’antica passione sempre trascurata. Corsi, workshops e lezioni private in varie accademie londinesi le hanno dato gli strumenti e la sicurezza per cambiare direzione. Adesso recita a teatro e per lo schermo, non tanto quanto vorrebbe, ma con immutato entusiasmo. The Wily Widow è la sua prima play; un’avventura condivisa con Silvia Di Marco Mazzola, in scena al Hen & Chickens Theatre di Londra dal 28 novembre al 9 dicembre.

Baudoin: Graphic novels in music

15th November 2017 - Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT - 19:00 - 20:30

Artist in residence for the South Ken Kids Festival, Baudoin is a prolific and muchloved author and illustrator of graphic novels. Winner of three Alph-Art prizes from the Angoulême Festival de la Bande Dessinée, Baudoin is known for his work adapting famous biographies such as Dalí, or fairy tales such as Peau d’Âne (Donkey Skin), as well as his passion for portraying, travelling, and nature. He invites his London readers to a special evening of music and live drawing, followed by a conversation with Paul Gravett, director of Comica Festival.

The event is aimed at ages 13+ and families, and will be held in French and English.

Book your ticket from the Institut français.

Books by the author can be purchased on the day at a book stall run by the European Bookshop.

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