Cinema – Film

John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley (Live) 12A

Duration: 120mins

John le Carré AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF) Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.

Thu 07 Sep

 

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The Lane Bar

Conveniently located next door to the Grosvenor Cinema on Ashton Lane, The Lane Bar is the ideal stop off point for a pre-film drink. But it's more than just a bar beside a cinema. With an excellent music policy, and adventurous drinks list and quality food whatever your budget, The Lane is a destination in its own right.

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The Grosvenor Cinema

The Grosvenor is the only fully-licensed picture house in Glasgow's West End.

Our two cinema screens each have spacious, luxury leather seating, with a back row of leather sofas for extra comfort to enjoy our screening of the latest films and old favourites.

Ticket Prices

Peak Admission: Mon-Fri after 17.00, all day Sat & Sun, Bank Holidays:

Adult £9.70
Child £6.00
Senior £7.00
Student £7.00 with valid student ID (£6.00 with valid student ID and SR App)

 

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Adult £7.00
Child £5.00
Senior £6.00
Student £6.00 with valid student ID (£5.00 with valid student ID and SR App)

 

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The Grosvenor Cafe

UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards-winning venue and so much more. Our combination classic & contemporary menus and a busy programme of live entertainment, evening classes and kid stuff every week mean we are a true West End hub.

Why not pop upstairs for a meal or drink after the film?