News Bulletin 207

“And now, Watson, let us have a little stroll round in the sunshine.”*

Undershaw Saved

The uncertainty over its future is now in the past tense. Undershaw, Conan Doyle’s former home at Hindhead in Surrey has been sold and  is to become a school. Don’t forget to look at the short video included in the story link.


Holmes Studies in Belfast

The School of Education’s Open Learning Spring Programme 2014 at Queen’s University Belfast includes 5 weekly sessions which are of specific interest to people like us.

The Ideal of Holmes:The Many Representations of Sherlock is due to start on Monday 12 May at 7pm. The course tutor is Alex Kane.

Details of the course are here. Look under ‘Literature’ – scroll down to page 41.


NTLive Encores

Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

The 22 May screening at QFT Belfast is already sold out but there are still seats for Sunday 1 June at 3pm.

For details of Encore screenings in cinemas across England (from 22 May)  – Click on NTLive.


Six of the Best

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The 100 Best Novels No.26: The Sign of Four

Sherlock writers should take as long as they need to do Series 4

How to tell Sherlock and Star Trek fans apart

Sherlock and Elementary to swop Watsons for one season

Meanwhile, back in the Elementary-verse



A Unique Event

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