Sherlock Holmes Event

Film historians believe Sherlock Holmes to be the most filmed role in history, a character so real to so many for so long that letters addressed to the “consulting detective” at 221b Baker Street, London, have been arriving in the mail regularly for over a century. When Arthur Conan Doyle first invented the character Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887, the brilliant but eccentric detective was regarded by many as the perfect hero for his age. A “reasoning machine” who believed in science above all, he was an ideal fit for an era of dizzying advances and ideas. In the latest BBC incarnation Sherlock written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays a reimagined Holmes in contemporary London. Although he now has the power of the Internet and a smart phone, Holmes still needs only his formidable powers of deduction to determine on first meeting Watson (played by Martin Freeman) that the doctor has just returned from Afghanistan. Speakers Magdalena Grajcar and Luke Caruana will give an insight into the evolution of Arthur Conan Doyle's creation from the Victorian era to the Facebook age and as to how whatever the century, the world's greatest detective continues to fascinate and intrigue audiences.

The event is open for anyone and the audience is invited to participate and put forward to the panel their questions, curiosities and observations. To spice up the day there will also be a massive Sherlock quiz, with the opportunity to win great prizes. So quiz participants the game is afoot, keep your eyes open for Sherlock's clues! Limited seating is available. Tickets are 10 euros and includes afternoon tea a mouth-watering feast of sandwiches, cookies and cakes from Palazzo de Piro. For bookings please email or send an sms to 99454066, or log in