One of my favourite things about the capital is the great selection of free things to do. Seriously – they are everywhere, from museums, live music and sport to even educational events and the chance to take part in lively discussions. So for those interested in the latter, you’ll be glad to hear the London School of Economics is organising its acclaimed literary festival for a fourth year running.
Taking place from Wednesday, February 29th until Saturday, March 3rd, this year’s theme “Relating Cultures” offers students and the general public a chance to take part in sessions on a wide range of topics from the use of chavs in literature, the portrayal of terrorism in films, workshops on how to get that novel you’ve been beavering away at published, to the life and work of Charles Dickens, the importance of poetry in people’s lives and more, with events running all week throughout the day.
There are even events for children to inspire them to pick up a pen and get creative (or maybe just keep them occupied so you can have some peace and quiet).
Expect a fantastic line-up of speakers made up of varied authors, publishers and experts in their respective fields too. So whether you have an interest in literature, social sciences or just the world around you, you’ll find something that’s worthwhile, pocket-friendly and will leave you with plenty of food for thought. All events are open to all, but a ticket is required which are available from the LSE website. (Words: Lucy Palmer)
For more info visit www.lse.ac.uk