During our first year we offered a programme of ’52 Things’ made with and for the city’s creative community to showcase the fantastic people and places in our city. You can find the full 52 here.

Join us for two interesting public events exploring reimaginings of Dickens in the UK and worldwide, organised by the School of English, Communications and Philosophy at Cardiff University.

Dickensian in Cardiff: Behind the Scenes of the BBC Drama Series

Exhibition curated by the Charles Dickens Museum in partnership with Red Planet.

Explore the making of critically acclaimed BBC series Dickensian. Written by award-winning TV writer Tony Jordan (EastEnders, Life on Mars and Hustle) and produced by Red Planet Pictures, Dickensian launched in December 2015. It has been described as “brilliantly reimagined Dickens” (Independent).

For this unique event, a capsule exhibition will travel to Cardiff. You can see costumes, props, production material and parts of the set, illustrating the craft involved in creating the settings, building the atmosphere and realising the characters of Dickensian. The exhibition will be illuminated by short talks by Louisa Price (Charles Dickens Museum and exhibition curator) and Holly Furneaux (Professor of English at Cardiff University and literary advisor to Dickensian).

The event is free but pre-booking required. Exhibition opens from 4pm with a wine reception and welcome from 5pm. The venue is Cardiff University, Post Graduate Teaching Centre on Colum Drive.

Please reserve your space.

Global Dickens: Reimagining Dickens Around the World

A panel of international Dickens experts consider Dickens’s global legacies.

Speakers at the event are: Michael Hollington (University of Kent, UK), Melisa Klimaszewski (Drake University, USA) and Chieko Ichikawa (Ibaraki University, Japan). Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University, UK) will chair.

Pre-booking is required for this free event at Cardiff University, Post Graduate Teaching Centre, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU. There will be a wine reception from 5pm and roundtable short talks and discussion begin at 6pm.

Please reserve your space.