The London Gin Club is delighted to be working with the CityRead project this April.
We have created a fascinating tasting event in conjunction with City Read's chosen book this year, Prophecy, by S.J Parris which set in Elizabethan London.
The event will take you on a journey back in time to explore the history and tastes of 16th century Europe.
In this 90 minute whistle stop journey of the early history of gin you
will sample an Aqua Vita, a Strong water, Purl, Genever and an Old Tom.
Tickets £32 in advance only
Wednesday 12 April, 6.30pm. Please arrive by 6.15 pm
Cityread London is a celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together.
It is celebrated every April, across all of London’s 33 boroughs, with libraries at its heart.
Our 2017 book is Prophecy by S. J. Parris, a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller set in London 1583.
Cityread invites you read Prophecy by S.J. Parris and step into the crowded,
dirty and dangerous streets of Elizabethan London. Meet maverick thinker
and ex-monk Giordano Bruno, as he’s enlisted by royal spymaster Francis
Walsingham to uncover a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth.
Immerse yourself in Elizabethan intrigue and train as one of Walsingham’s
spies in our interactive performances at The Charterhouse; discover
the origins of 16th century gin and the secrets of Dr John Dee’s library;
hear S.J. Parris talk about life in London in the 1500s in conversation with
historian Tracy Borman at Lambeth Palace, and at local library events.
Read extracts of the book on our website and download the ebook for free
from your library.
For more information about all the City Read events and the book follow their link here Cityread