Hitchhiker’s Week

This year marks two notable anniversaries for Hitchhiker’s fans:it is 10 years since Douglas Adams died on the 11 May, (Towel Day was initiated in his honour on the 25th two weeks after he passed away) and it is also 30 years since the first BBC TV broadcast of their adaption of the Guide on BBC2. Hitchhiker’s Week is a series of events, both online & offline, to celebrate the work and life of Douglas Adams. EVENTS INCLUDE:

A Live Reading of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on Monday 23 – Friday 27 May 2011each day at 1.00-2.00 pm. At Waterstone’s, The Shambles, Worcester. Free entry. ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a genre classic and a true original in its field, starting out as a radio series, achieving novel form & then moving on to become a classic BBC television series, stage plays, computer games and a Hollywood film.’ You can RSVP through our Event Page on Facebook.

The Jaggeroth: online Sci-Fi art exhibition on Monday 23 – Saturday 28 May 2011 at www.hitchhikers.week.co.uk ‘The Jaggeroth: online sci-fi art exhibition is dedicated to sci-fi artwork of every description, as well as those inspired by the work of Douglas Adams. The name comes from the Alien Race of the Jaggeroth, in Douglas Adams masterly Doctor Who serial ‘City of Death’.’

Vogonesque-42 Open Mic Night Special on Wednesday 25 May 2011 at 7.30-10.00 pm, the Boston Tea Party, 18 Broad Street, Worcester, WR1 3NF. ‘4.00 on the door (‘3.00 concessions). ‘Join us for a night of poetry, wildly inaccurate and mischievous guide entries, music and silly observations on the cosmos at large & life in particular.’ You can RSVP through our Event Page on Facebook.

Douglas Adams & 42 (Talk by author Peter Gill) on Saturday 28 May 2011 at 2.00-3.30 pm at the Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.   ‘6.00 on the door (‘4.00 concessions). ‘Douglas Adams said it took about twenty seconds to think of an ordinary, workaday, number. Stephen Fry said that Adams revealed the secret of exactly why he chose 42. Are both statements true? Peter Gill, the author of the newly published 42: Douglas Adams’ Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything has researched the background to the writing of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and will talk about how Douglas Adams came up with the ideas behind the first radio series and the new clues that hold all or part of the answer to the ultimate question: Just why did Douglas Adams choose 42?’

This year marks two notable anniversaries for Hitchhiker’s fans:it is 10 years since Douglas Adams died on the 11 May, (Towel Day was initiated in his honour on the 25th two weeks after he passed away) and it is also 30 years since the first BBC TV broadcast of their adaption of the Guide on BBC2. Hitchhiker’s Week is a series of events, both online & offline, to celebrate the work and life of Douglas Adams. EVENTS INCLUDE:

A Live Reading of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on Monday 23 – Friday 27 May 2011each day at 1.00-2.00 pm. At Waterstone’s, The Shambles, Worcester. Free entry. ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a genre classic and a true original in its field, starting out as a radio series, achieving novel form & then moving on to become a classic BBC television series, stage plays, computer games and a Hollywood film.’ You can RSVP through our Event Page on Facebook.

The Jaggeroth: online Sci-Fi art exhibition on Monday 23 – Saturday 28 May 2011 at www.hitchhikers.week.co.uk ‘The Jaggeroth: online sci-fi art exhibition is dedicated to sci-fi artwork of every description, as well as those inspired by the work of Douglas Adams. The name comes from the Alien Race of the Jaggeroth, in Douglas Adams masterly Doctor Who serial ‘City of Death’.’

Vogonesque-42 Open Mic Night Special on Wednesday 25 May 2011 at 7.30-10.00 pm, the Boston Tea Party, 18 Broad Street, Worcester, WR1 3NF. ‘4.00 on the door (‘3.00 concessions). ‘Join us for a night of poetry, wildly inaccurate and mischievous guide entries, music and silly observations on the cosmos at large & life in particular.’ You can RSVP through our Event Page on Facebook.

Douglas Adams & 42 (Talk by author Peter Gill) on Saturday 28 May 2011 at 2.00-3.30 pm at the Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.   ‘6.00 on the door (‘4.00 concessions). ‘Douglas Adams said it took about twenty seconds to think of an ordinary, workaday, number. Stephen Fry said that Adams revealed the secret of exactly why he chose 42. Are both statements true? Peter Gill, the author of the newly published 42: Douglas Adams’ Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything has researched the background to the writing of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and will talk about how Douglas Adams came up with the ideas behind the first radio series and the new clues that hold all or part of the answer to the ultimate question: Just why did Douglas Adams choose 42?’