29 January 2016
Book Slam Samuel Pepys special

National Maritime Museum

Tickets: NOW SOLD OUT!
Doors open 6.30p.m. for a 7.30p.m. kick off

This Samuel Pepys Book Slam special features the incomparable WILL SELF, reading a specially commissioned piece in the spirit of Pepys, and ALEX MARSHALL, author of Republic Or Death!: Travels In Search Of National Anthems. Barrister, comedian and novelist, BENET BRANDRETH (who went to the same school and college as Pepys) asks can you be a great man only if you’re a good one? It is an apposite question of both the celebrated diarist (successful, witty, vile to his wife, sexually predatory) and a certain William Shakespeare – hero of Benet’s novel, The Spy Of Venice. To celebrate one of London’s oldest voices, we also welcome one of its newest – bright young poet KAREEM PARKINS-BROWN, courtesy of our dear friends at Apples and Snakes. There'll be music from the CHAPS CHOIR, comedy from FELICITY WARD, and tunes selected by NIKITA LALWANI & THE IDIOT, all to bring the great chronicler of our fair (and not so fair) city to life. If you've got the time, we highly recommend you check the exhibition first and find out how London reinvented itself after the Plague and the Great Fire …

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