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Join the 2012 Man Booker Prize Shortlist at Southbank Centre and live via satellite to UK cinemas

Join the 2012 Man Booker Prize Shortlist at Southbank Centre and live via satellite to UK cinemas

Join this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted authors at Southbank Centre on 15 October in London as they read and discuss their work on the eve of the winner announcement.

The event is chaired by one of the UK’s favourite broadcasters and former Man Booker Prize judge, Radio 4’s James Naughtie.

For the first time, booklovers nationwide will be able to enjoy and participate in the shortlist event by watching it on the big screen at their local cinemas. Man Booker Live, an exciting new initiative for 2012, sees the Man Booker Prize for Fiction partnering with Picturehouse Entertainment to broadcast ‘Prize Readings’ live via satellite. Cinema audiences will be able to take part in the event via Twitter by sending their questions to #ManBookerLive.

For avid followers of the Man Booker Prize and bookgroups everywhere, the evening promises lively discussion and a unique opportunity to see and hear these outstanding writers the night before the winner of the £50,000 prize is decided.

The 2012 shortlist is:

 

Listing information


Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Monday 15 October

Man Booker Prize Readings

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets £18, £15, £12

For further information visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk or telephone: 0844 847 9910


Man Booker Live, at select cinemas across the UK, Monday 15 October

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Prices vary, check cinemas for details


For a list of participating Picturehouse cinemas visit: https://www.picturehouses.com/News/item/Man_Booker_Live

For a list of participating Cineworld cinemas visit: www.cineworld.co.uk


Independent cinemas

Scala, Prestatyn, www.scalaprestatyn.co.uk

Dundee Contemporary Arts, www.dca.org.uk

Pocklington Arts Centre, www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

Derby Quad, www.derbyquad.co.uk

Firstsite, Colchester, www.firstsite.uk.net

Forum Cinema, Hexham, www.forumhexham.co.uk

Electric Palace, Bridport, www.electricpalace.org.uk

Lighthouse Dublin, www.lighthousecinema.ie

For all press enquiries please contact:

Sarah Biddlecombe sarah.biddlecombe@fourcolmangetty.com / 020 3023 9090

Jane Acton Jane.acton@fourcolmangetty.com / 020 3023 9055

 

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