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Dickens bicentenial round-up

The Dickens bicentennial is being celebrated with a host of exhibitions, stage shows, film screenings and other events

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Here’s a selection of what’s on offer. For more details go to

Dickens and London

Museum of London until 10 June, £8 (£6 concessions)

This major exhibition at the Museum of London examines Dickens’ relationship to Victorian London.

It uses sound and projections to recreate the atmosphere of the city and examines themes such as poverty and childhood in Dickens’ work.

A documentary directed by William Raban looks at the parallels between Dickens’ London and the city today.

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Dickens on Screen

British Film Institute tour, February and March

The British Film Institute is touring a series of classic Dickens films in cinema screens across the country.

The films include David Lean’s 1946 version of Great Expectations, Frank Lloyd’s 1922 version of Oliver Twist and Ralph Thomas’s 1958 version of A Tale Of Two Cities.

Dickens Before Sound is a compilation of selections from pre-1914 short films, while Arena: Dickens on Film is a feature length documentary charting the history of Dickens on film.

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Dickens Festival

8–10 June in Medway, Kent

Dickens spent part of his childhood in the Medway region of Kent and returned to Rochester for his final years.

This annual festival commemorates Dickens with music, dance, drama, book readings and costumed street theatre.

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Tue 14 Feb 2012, 17:36 GMT
Issue No. 2290
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