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"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Neil Gaiman in Singapore

Neil Gaiman in Singapore

Date: 4 to 6 July 2005
Time: Please refer to the schedule

Organiser: British Council

Venue: Please refer to the schedule

British council contact: lena.stgeorge@britishcouncil.org.sg

The British Council will be bringing out UK writer Neil Gaiman 'famed for his Sandman comics - in the DC comics stable - and critically acclaimed novels like Coraline'. We tried bringing him out two years ago, but our plans were thwarted as he was busy turning his novel into a movie called MirrorMask, together with frequent collaborator/illustrator, Dave McKean.

He is currently adapting Coraline, a children's book, into a movie. He is also directing Death, a movie based on his comic creation of the same name, and writing a script to Beowulf - the earliest surviving epic poem in English about an Iron Age hero - for Hollywood director Robert Zemeckis.

According to Sherwin Loh of The Straits Times, 'It seems food is the one thing Gaiman is looking forward to here. As he puts it on his website: "I bet there are interesting things to eat in Singapore"'


Press Conference (for press only)
Date: Monday 4 July
Time: 10 a.m.
Venue: British Council
Please confirm your attendance with Lay Hong on 64707167

Talk, Screening of 15 minutes of an extended trailer and a complete scene from MirrorMask and Book Signing
Date: Monday 4 July
Time: 4.30 p.m and 7.30 p.m
Venue: Orchard Cineleisure (6th level)
Tickets: $8 per session available from 17 June from Comics Mart Pte Ltd (at any one of their outlets):
- 10 Jalan Serene, #02-05 Serene Centre, Tel: 6466 4213
- 8 Grange Road, #03-02 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Tel: 6836 9069
- 252 North Bridge Road,#03-11 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Tel:6883

Admission to all the events below is free.

As the space at library@orchard at 7.15 pm on Tuesday 5 July is limited, please register with the British Council at ker.layhong@britishcouncil.org.sg if you would like to attend this session.

We have decided not to take registration for the book-signings (which will be on a first-come-first served basis) at Kinokuniya and Borders.

Book Signing
Date: Tuesday 5 July
Time: 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Venue: Kinokuniya Book Store at Ngee Ann City

Chaired by Mr Peter Schoppert, Chairman, Singapore Writers Festival supported by the National Library Board
Date: Tuesday 5 July 2005
Time: 7.15 p.m.
Venue: library@orchard

Talk and Book Signing
Date: Wednesday 6 July 2005
Time: 6 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Borders

NB: As we are expecting a big crowd at all these sessions, we will need to restrict everyone to 3 books/items for Neil's autograph.


At 6/23/2005 01:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Coraline. It's good.

S Tan


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