Desert Island Books

December 19 2018

Desert Island Books returns in the new year on Thursday 10 January with the discussion theme: Books and the Cinema.

In Desert Island Books, a panel of interesting people select one book on the main theme for the event; and a second ‘wildcard book’, being a book that they have enjoyed and would recommend to others.

The guests for January’s panel are:

Owen Franklin (Founder/Director, Bristol Film Festival)

Tara Judah (Film critic, Cinema producer Watershed, Trustee of Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema & Arts)

Professor Sarah Street (Professor of Film, University of Bristol)

Cllr Estella Tincknell (Associate Professor in Film & Culture UWE and former Cabinet Member for Culture, Bristol City Council).

Bristol is a leading city in the field of film and moving image and it has been designated as UNESCO City of Film.  This event will explore the links between books and film.  The link could be books that have been adapted into screenplays, screenplays written by famous writers or books about the making of films or biographies of directors, actors, etc.

 The event is organised by The Friends of Redland Library, a voluntary group set up to support Redland Library, helping to sustain and improve its service, and connecting it with the local and wider community.  

 Desert Island Books is held at Redland Library on Whiteladies Road, close to Clifton Down train station. The event starts at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm.  Admission is £3 (pay at the door).

 Full details of this and future events can be found on the website