Dickens exhibition to open in Islington

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An exhibition to mark the 200th birthday of Britain’s greatest Victorian novelist, Charles Dickens, will open this month at the Islington Local History Centre.

Young readers in Islington are bringing Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist to life during a month of arts, crafts and reading events.

“Dickens in Islington” is a collection of 22 different activities in borough libraries, supported by schools, Islington Museum, Waterstones bookshop and Clerkenwell Kitchen in London.

Head of Islington libraries, Rosemary Doyle, said: “Charles Dickens’ two most famous books are set in our part of North London. We are sure that he had an inspirational connection with Islington.”

Cityread is a charity campaign to spread a love of reading books in London is aiming to represent the author to new generations. ‘Dickens in Islington’ is one of the biggest ever literary exhibition in North London”,  she said.

The borough is presenting a special exhibition called “A Twist in the Tale: Charles Dickens and Islington” will run until 31 May, at Islington Local History Centre and Museum.

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