Brideshead Marathon in Norway

–The Kunstnernes Hus (Artists’ House) in Oslo has announced a marathon session of the 1981 Brideshead Revisited Granada TV series. This will take place on the weekend of 22-23 February. Here’s a translation of the announcement:

A rare opportunity to watch the legendary television series based on Evelyn Waugh’s novel on a large screen at the Artists’ House Cinema. The program is dotted with short tributes and critical banter by author Hans Petter Blad; critic and writer Kaja Schjerven Mollerin; visual artist and writer Morten Andenæs; editor and author Rob Young; professor of neuroscience Siri Leknes, and translator and writer Johanne Fronth-Nygren.

Here you can sit right through all eleven episodes, or wander to and fro and catch  favorite moments. The marathon show will be both a family gathering for old Bridesheaders – those of us who have a long and close relationship with the series and the book – and a chance to convert to the cult. Saturday night there will be a mid-party with a tailor-made drink menu in Lofthus Samvirkelag. Brideshead Revisited is a collaboration with author Hans Petter Blad and translator Johanne Fronth Nygren. Tickets 250, – for the whole weekend (200, – for students). Welcome!

For a detailed schedule and ticketing information, see this link.

–A less ambitious program is on offer tomorrow (Thursday, 23 January) at Lytham Hall near Blackpool in Lancashire. This is a showing of the 2008 theatrical film version of the novel. Food and drink are also on offer. Details are available here.

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