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Nick Hennegan and 2012 in London

Posted by Simon Plant on Sunday, December 23, 2012 Under: Nick Hennegan

Well, what a year 2012 has been.  The Silver Jubilee, the Olympics and more importantly (to us anyway) the launch of the London Literary Pub Crawl.  It's because we are a not-for-profit charity with no budget that the critical and audience acclaim we've received early on has been so important and so crucial... and so moving.  Partly inspired by the Olympics coming to London, I felt a desire - perhaps a passion - to share what I'd found out about the struggle some of the worlds most famous writers went through in their early lives in the capital city. And it's so gratifying to realise there are others who share this passion.  So far it's cost everybody involved with this project. The actors, the writers, me - none of us have received a fee and we've turned up and rehearsed at our own cost. But we're doing it because we want to try and avoid the financial hardship the likes of Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens & Samuel Johnson went through. If we can find an audience we might be able, one day, to give local actors and writers a leg up.

It's very early days for our London tour. But I REALLY want to thank you. As mentioned outside the Soho Theatre, your interest and willingness to buy a ticket for our tour will, literally one day change the literary world!

And that's not a bad thing now, is it...!


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Tags: olympics  2012  silver jubilee  dylan thomas  charles dickens  samuel johnson  ts eliot 
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Nick Hennegan Hello. I'm Nick Hennegan and I started the London Literary Pub Crawl. Most of the blogs on here will be by me. I've always written but my first theatrical success was an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' ( I founded Maverick Theatre in 1994. ( This pub crawl is really more a promenade theatre performance than a tour and I'm running it with a bunch of enthusiastic local actors and writers. I love sharing my passion for the area and the artists. I also present a weekly radio show, 'Literary London' on Resonance 104.4fm - London's Arts Station and a podcast on our site. If you haven't visited us in London yet, I hope you'll come soon. Have a look at my new site, And feel free to leave comments or email me at nick @ - I reply to them all and I love to hear from you.


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