is an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens which will take place to mark the bicentenary of his birth on 7th February 2012
To celebrate Dickens 2012 many organisations will deliver a programme of events and activities to commemorate this very special anniversary.
Although a writer from the Victorian era, Dickens' work transcends his time, language and culture. He remains a massive contemporary influence throughout the world and his writings continue to inspire film, TV, art and literature. Dickens 2012 will see a rich and diverse programme of events taking place throughout the whole of 2012.
Events are taking place all over the UK and overseas, including plays in theatres, exhibitions, family workshops and writing competitions.
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