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Boekenweek Special: Leo van Zanen on his latest volume of verse ‘De bezoeker’

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

On Monday April 18th, the book presentation of ‘ De Bezoeker’,  the latest volume of verse published by regular guest-lecturer and poet Leo van Zanen ends the Boekenweek. Leo will be interviewed by his lifelong friend, communications consultant and poetry lover Louis Smit.  Louis will interview Leo on all aspects of his poetry, not forgetting […]

Annual Mayflower Bookshop Shakespeare Event

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

Op 24 april a.s. hervat Mayflower Bookshop haar jaarlijkse herdenking van de grootste Engelse dichter aller tijden, William Shakespeare, ook wel bekend als The Bard. Ter nagedachtenis aan zijn sterfdag op 23 april 1616 organiseert Mayflower Bookshop samen met dichter Leo van Zanen een kranslegging en voordracht bij het Muurgedicht ‘Sonnet XXX’, geplaatst door Stichting […]

Mayflower special: Writing from Viet Nam

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

Visiting poet: Nhã Thuyên We are very happy to welcome to Mayflower Bookshop Vietnamese poet Nhã Thuyên, this year's Poet in Residence at the 52nd edition of Poetry International (June 10 - 12). Since its first edition in 1970, the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam has grown into one of the biggest poetry festivals in […]

‘You know my methods, Watson’ – Sherlock Holmes and the English detective novel

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Dr.  Wim Tigges gives a talk on the brilliant fictional detective character Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his place within the history of the English detective novel. The event will be concluded by the performance of a characteristic passage from ‘The Blue Carbuncle’, played by  Freek Bouricius and Simme van de […]

The Invention of Scotland – Scottish literature in a nutshell

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Orignally hailing from Scotland himself, avid St Pieter's Church guide and devoted Commissioner of the Leiden 3 October Vereeniging Adrian Young will give a talk (in Dutch) on Scots literature. An independent kingdom until 1707, when it united with Engeland into the new state of Great Britain, Scotland has not only a long history, but […]

Skinner in Noordwijk: the diary of an English boy

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Prof. dr.  Paul Hoftijzer  talks on his recently published book: Skinner in Noordwijk, a diary of an English boy at boarding school in Noordwijk at the end of the 18th century.

Mayflower Masterclass: Madness in Literature

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

COMING UP:  Mayflower Masterclass: Madness in Literature* On November 27th, Mayflower Bookshop presents a pilot: Mayflower Masterclass, a new format, in which an expert in a specific field leads the discussion on a theme in literature. Attendants of the masterclass are asked to read a book of their own choice on this theme in advance […]

Dinner for One (first performance)

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

After two year’s absence due to the coronavirus, Dinner for One  performed by the Mayflower Theatre Company makes a happy return, featuring Freek Bouricius as Miss Sophie and Roland de Ligny as James, under direction of Sigrid de Zwart.

Dinner for One (second performance)

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

After two year’s absence due to the coronavirus, Dinner for One  performed by the Mayflower Theatre Company makes a happy return, featuring Freek Bouricius as Miss Sophie and Roland de Ligny as James, under direction of Sigrid de Zwart.

A Christmas Carol

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Freek Bouricius reads Dickens’s Christmas classic, first published in 1843. This timeless tale recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, […]

Poetry Week Event: Burns’ Night

Sunday January 29th, 16h00 – Breestraat 70 Traditionally, Dutch Poetry Week is celebrated in Mayflower Bookshop with a poetry event on the last Sunday of January. This year, Mayflower Bookshop marks the theme of Poetry Week 2023 (friendship) by marking the occasion of Burns’ Night on Sunday January 29th. Held throughout the world on January […]