7 Dec, 2.00pm
Winter’s Tales with Emeli Sandé
Emeli Sandé reads The Happy Prince and Other Stories – Oscar Wilde’s best loved stories cherished by children and adults alike. “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, “The Selfish Giant” have been told and re-told since they were originally published in 1888, their moving and universal tales undiminished by age. The Selfish Giant inspired the recent award-winning film of the same name directed by Clio Barnard.
Emeli Sandé, MBE, is a Scottish recording artist and songwriter. Her critically acclaimed number one record, Our Version Of Events, was not only the biggest selling album of 2012 and second biggest selling album of 2013, but it was also certified 7x platinum, spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No.1 and exceeded The Beatles’ previous record by spending 63 consecutive weeks in the top 10 and selling over 4.6 million copies worldwide. The Aberdonian scored three UK number 1 singles and the track; ‘Next to Me’ was certified platinum in the U.S with over 1.5 million singles sold. Sandé has won numerous accolades including 4 X Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and British Female Solo Artist in both 2013 and 2017) as well as awards from Q Magazine, Elle, Harpers and GQ. The multi-instrumentalist initially made her mark as a songwriter in the UK urban scene via acts such as Wiley, Wretch 32 and Chip, later becoming a highly sought-after writer for a wide array of international acts including Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Winter’s Tales is supporting Give a Book, a local charity gifting books to a wide range of people who might otherwise not have access to them in schools, prisons and other organisations.
Winter’s Tales will also help to raise funds and awareness for the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation Grenfell Tower fund. The K&C Foundation is an independent local charity and 100% of the money it receives for the fund will support the residents who lived in Grenfell Tower and others affected from the local community.
Tickets: £12.50 (Child) / £15.50 (Adult)
With your ticket to any event in the Winter’s Tales series you can: Come and meet Santa in our Christmas Grotto. Create your own Christmas tree decorations. Stock up on stocking fillers in our pop-up book shop. Enter our Christmas story-writing competition. And enjoy mulled wine or spiced apple juice in our magical underground wonderland.
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