Conan Doyle’s life in Norwood celebrated at arts festival

The life and works of one of the world’s most celebrated authors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, feature in two events being staged as part of the South Norwood Arts Festival this week.

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The screening tomorrow of the classic Hammer version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, featuring Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, has already been trailed (click here for ticket details). 

And the following day, Wednesday, July 16, there will be two talks about the life of Conan Doyle given in South Norwood Library at 2pm.

First, historian John Brown will give a lively summary of the life of the author.

The second talk will be an account of some of the highlights of his years in South Norwood, delivered by Bernard Winchester.

Both talks will be illustrated and preceded by talented 13-year-old violinist William Campbell playing the 221B Baker Street theme from the Granada television series.

There is no charge for either event, but you will be encouraged to support the Arts Festival through buying raffle tickets or making a donation.

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