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Moby Dick Big Read Launch


15.15 - 16.15

Launch event of the hugely anticipated 21st-Century audio and visual rendition of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick featuring a live reading by our guest of honour, actor and director Simon Callow.

The daily online release of chapters recorded by a host of international and national celebrities including, Stephen Fry, Sir David Attenborough, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton will launch on Monday 17 September. The audio will be accompanied by images from some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, including Gavin Turk, Anish Kapoor and Susan Hiller.

There will be an introduction from author, Philip Hoare, a musical performance entitled Call Me Ishmael, by Sam Richards and the premiere of a short film featuring international, best-selling, kraken-tattooed novelist China Miéville reading extracts from The Squid, directed by the award-winning BBC director, Adam Low.


This is just one of many exciting events taking place during the inaugural Plymouth International Book Festival.

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Plymouth University Graduation Marquee, The Hoe, Plymouth   Peninsula Arts +441752585050 Further information

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