Elizabethan spies, a Quiz-a-bethan night and all things Shakespeare - Cityread London 2017 is back!

Release Date: 28/02/2017

All things Elizabethan will be the theme during a host of fun events taking place in libraries. This is to mark this year’s Cityread London festival - book your tickets now.

The Pan London book reading event of the year is back and this year’s chosen page-turner is the gripping Elizabethan spy thriller ‘Prophecy’ by S.J Parris, which is set in London in 1583. Cityread London is an annual celebration that aims to bring reading to life for the whole Capital and will take place throughout April and into May.

Richmond’s cultural scene will come alive with a festival of celebratory events that have been organised by Richmond Council’s Library Service. Highlights include: Shakespeare and Elizabethan Politics, Elizabethan embroidery, Quizabethan and many more.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Meena Bond, said:

“Cityread London is always hugely popular in Richmond and I know there is a tremendous amount of interest in the Elizabethan era - we have Hampton Court Palace on our doorstep and the borough is steeped in history from that period.

“We are delighted to be able to put these events on for our residents and our Library Services team has worked tremendously hard in organising this cultural festival. It’s important to book now to avoid disappointment and of course join the rest of London by picking up a copy of ‘Prophecy’ – it’s a gripping spy thriller and a real page-turner.”

Updated: 5 May 2017