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Jackanory at 50 – Join us to celebrate an icon of storytelling

On December 13th, a star-studded cast will take to the stage at the new Foyles building in Charing Cross Rd, to remember 'Jackanory' at its best - and funniest. Don't miss your chance to join the celebration in the heart of London's West End.

Jackanory at 50
Sunday December 13, 
3pm (for a 3.30pm start) - 5pm
Plus: a drinks reception until 6pm
Venue: Foyles Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT
Tickets £10 - 
Purchase tickets here
Free to CMF Supporters and Patrons - Register

Jackanory1I'll tell you a story
About Jack a Nory
And now my story's begun.

I'll tell you another
Of Jack and his brother,
And now my story is done.

'Jackanory' celebrates a landmark anniversary on 13th December 2015. The first programme aired 50 years ago - to the day - and soon became a much loved legend of BBC Children's Programmes. It featured a cavalcade of famous actors and illustrators and told countless adored adaptations of children's books over its 30 year run.

To celebrate this occasion CMF is holding a special event with a panel of actors, illustrators and 'Jackanory' production personnel in the appropriate setting of the 'Level 6' public space at Foyles bookshop. We'll hear tales from in front of and behind the camera. There'll be clips from the series and we'll relive some of the famous books that were read during its history - in a series of special guest readings.


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With thanks to Foyles for their support for Jackanory at 50

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