WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Austen Powers Her
Way To Atherstone
Andrew Davies will be talking about the joys and frustrations of
adapting work for television in Atherstone next week.
Kenilworth-based author will be illustrating his talk at Atherstone
Memorial Hall with clips from successful costume dramas that he has
has won praise for his screenplays including Emma, Pride and
Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Middlemarch.
latest projects include the big screen version of the hit novel
Bridget Jones's Diary; and a new £8 million ITV production of Dr
Zhivago, based on the classic Pasternak weepie.
event has been organised as part of the 'Big Writing' live literature
events hosted by North Warwickshire libraries in partnership with
North Warwickshire Borough Council, Atherstone Memorial Hall and
Waterstone's Bookshop in Nuneaton.
Kim Herring said:
those people in North Warwickshire who were thrilled by the sight of
a soaking Mr Darcy emerging from the pond in Pride and Prejudice can
see and talk to the man who brought it to our screens!"
programme's aim is to attract well-known authors, poets and novelists
to North Warwickshire. Previous visitors have included Benjamin
Zephaniah, Wendy Cope and Sophie Hannah.
for the event on Friday 6 October at 8pm are available from Atherstone
Library and the Memorial Hall Box Office priced at £5 or £3.50
concessions. More information on 01827 719201.