Thursday, 5 February 2009

Conan Doyle and the Southside

On 22nd May 1859, Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. A number of events are being held to celibrate this 150th anniversary and the Edinburgh City of Literature project is focusing on the widespread distribution of his book The Lost World, a Professor Challenger story bringing together dinosaurs and people in and adventure story. Here are several events in the ward area to recognise the anniversary along with a list of links with the area.
Here are some of the local events:
  • Forensics week: a series of trails, activities and workshops to test your forensic and observational skills from Mon 16th to Fri 20th Feb in the Surgeons Hall Museum
  • Doyle M for Murder, readings on Doyle's Professor Challenger theme in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at 8pm on Thursday 26th February
  • Conan Doyle and Joseph Bell: the real Sherlock Holmes, an exhibition in the Surgeons Hall Museum

More details frm the One Book - One Edinburgh website.

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