World Book Night flagship event 2015

21 April 2015

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We are incredibly excited to announce that IRVINE WELSH, author of the iconic Trainspotting, Porno and the brilliant new A Decent Ride will appear at the World Book Night flagship London event on Thursday!

To celebrate World Book Night 2015, a very special event will be take place on 23 April at London’s Shaw Theatre, and you can now buy tickets.

Authors and other public figures will take to the stage at Shaw Theatre, London, to discuss their reading journey and the books that have inspired and shaped them in an exciting and enlivening evening of performances, readings and talks. The event marks our fifth birthday and will be a glittering celebration of reading and the written word. Authors already confirmed to speak include World Book Night 2015 authors Lynda La Plante, David Almond, Elif Shafak, Sarah Winman, Elizabeth Fremantle, Annabel Pitcher and Blaine Harden. Akala, founder of the Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company and Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting will also join the incredible line-up.

Please note that unfortunately due to personal circumstances Elif Shafak will no longer be appearing at this event.

Event details:
Thursday 23 April, 7.30-9pm
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ

Tickets are on sale now.

There are also events taking place at public libraries nationwide, including a talk from World Book Night 2015 author Mary Gibson at Blackburn Library; a discussion with Alexander McCall Smith at Edinburgh Central Library and an event with Big Issue co-founder John Bird at Fulham Library.

Twitter ‘RT to win tickets’ competition terms and conditions:

1. By entering the free prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) you agree to these terms and conditions.
2. The Prize Draw is open to everyone, aged 18 or over, except for those working in association with World Book Night, their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this Prize Draw.
3. Each entrant must be a registered user on Twitter or register with Twitter in order to enter the Prize Draw
4. To enter you must retweet the tweet sent by @ WorldBookNight initiating the competition
5. The campaign Prize Draw begins at 11:00:01 GMT on Tuesday 14th April 2015 and closes at 23:59:59 GMT on Sunday 19th April 2015 (the “Closing Date”). All entries must be received by the closing date or they will not be counted.
6. Any entries by a person found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to enter the Prize Draw will be ineligible. World Book Night does not accept responsibility for network, computer, and hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry.
7. You must not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, sexually suggestive or other inappropriate pictures, (this is at World Book Night’s sole discretion). World Book Night may, but has no obligation to, remove pictures that World Book Night determines in its sole discretion violates these Terms and Conditions.
8. World Book Night complies with the standard procedures laid down in the UK Data Protection Act to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept secure and processed fairly and lawfully. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes unless you have given us permission to do so.
9. The winner of the Prize Draw will be the first entry drawn at random within two working days of the Closing Date. The winner will be notified by a Tweet or private direct message on Twitter by no later than one week after the Closing Date. Sponsor’s decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. There shall be one (1) winner of the prize.
10. The Prize shall consist of one of two pairs of tickets to the World Book Night flagship event, details outlined above
11. Odds of winning the Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The winner will be responsible for all expenses not specified in the Prize description above.
12. If the Prize is not claimed within 48 hours of the winner being notified, World Book Night reserves the right to award the Prize to an alternative winner.
13. Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable. There is no cash alternative. World Book Night reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any part thereof) for one of its choosing which has a value the same or greater than the original prize in the event of circumstances outside of its control.
14. By entering the Prize Draw the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as World Book Night may require.
15. Winner’s details will be available for 14 days after the Closing Date by sending a stamped and addressed envelope to WORLD BOOK NIGHT TWITTER COMPETITION at the address below.
16. This Prize Draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Twitter.
17. World Book Night reserves the right to (i) cancel this Prize Draw, (ii) cancel or refuse any individual’s entry and (iii) amend these terms and conditions (and will use reasonable endeavors to notify changes to entrants and potential entrants).
18. Promoter: World Book Night, run by The Reading Agency, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA


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