Aussie Christmas North London Reading Group Christmas Party Surfing Santa

The North London Reading Group is holding a belated literary Christmas Party on Sat 28 January — to help banish the January blues. And as it'll be (almost) Australia Day, how better to cheer up than to head Down Under?

It'll be a ripper Antipodean-themed night with plenty of literary liveliness. We'll also be making sure there is plenty of time to meet new like-minded friends for 2012 and swap books — and putting on plenty of pub nibbles and cake!

T.D. Griggs will be reading an Australian short story and some 'Aussie Doggerel' for us — and giving a sneak preview of upcoming novel Distant Thunder

Rousing poetry set to live music from LiTTLe MaCHiNe

Australian prize quiz*

Book swapping & socialising

Literary couples competition

Pub grub and cake

*Warning: may contain Kylie & Jason as well as Thomas Keneally

We'll be 'aussifying' The Queen's Head in King's Cross — one of our favourite pubs with lovingly selected wines, whiskies and amber nectars.

66 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.   Tube: King's Cross   See a map

See you there from 7PM (and for those brave enough to join us in donning beachwear, there will be prizes...)

Please note that places are limited and you must book in advance. You can order tickets for just £10 each using the secure payment facility below.

Licensing restrictions mean that no tickets will be available on the door.

Everybody is welcome — North London Reading Group members, book group virgins, homesick Australians — or anybody after some literary action.

This party has now taken place, but our regular Bookstock literary event will return soon. Don't miss it by signing up to our mailing list .

Organised by the North London Reading Group, a not-for-profit collective of reading groups. All monies raised from this party help us run this and future events for the benefit of members and the community. Our mission statement

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