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Hercule Poirot appears at Launch of Agatha Christie Exhibit, English Riviera

PUBLISHED: 11:49 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:58 20 February 2013

Hercule Poirot appears at Launch of Agatha Christie Exhibit, English Riviera

Hercule Poirot appears at Launch of Agatha Christie Exhibit, English Riviera

Renowned Agatha Christie expert and author John Curran launched an exhibition of the original manuscript for Five Little Pigs as well as one of the Queen of Crime's own writing notebooks at Paignton Library. Hercule Poirot made a guest appearance.

Renowned Agatha Christie expert and author John Curran launched an exhibition of the original manuscript for Five Little Pigs as well as one of the Queen of Crimes own writing notebooks at Paignton Library and Information Centre. Hercule Poirot made a guest appearance. The event was part of the world famous Agatha Christie Festival.



More Treats for Agatha Christie fans:


The Agatha Christie Quiz hosted by John Curran


Wednesday, 14th September:


Test your knowledge of all things Agatha Christie! You'll be put through your paces by quiz master John Curran, the editor/author of Secret Notebooks. Teams of four will compete by answering rounds of questions, with the winning team claiming some very desirable Christie-related prizes!

Grand Hotel, Torquay Seafront TQ2 6NT

7.30-10.00pm

30 per team (max four people) from the Grand Hotel and the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre in Torquay

01803 296677

www.grandtorquay.co.uk



And!


The Art of Adapting Agatha Christie


Thursday 15th September


Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard presents a panel of experts to discuss and celebrate the adaptations of Agatha Christie's work over the years.

The panel includes:

Trevor Bowen who adapted the Joan Hickson Marples

Nick Dear, the screenwriter for the recent Poirot/Marples

John Curran - author of Agatha Christies Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Makinghttp://www.johncurran.info/

6.30pm

Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE

Tickets 7.50 available from Torquay Visitor Information Centre on Torquay Harbourside, or call 0844 474 22 33


For the full Agatha Christie Festival programme, visit the English Riviera Tourism Company website here.

To visit John Currans website click here

For more information about Agatha Christie please click here

More About Agatha Christie Week

The world-famous annual Agatha Christie Festival takes place on the English Riviera in South Devon, from 11th-18th September 2011. This spectacular annual festival celebrates the worlds greatest crime fiction writer, Dame Agatha Christie and her best-known detectives, Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. The Agatha Christie Festival is always a huge success and is expected to draw a large number of amateur sleuths to Devon from all over the world.

Fans will enjoy exclusive visits to her holiday home at Greenway, vintage bus rides, murder mystery dinners, tea dances, garden parties and more, while Agatha Christies Verdict comes to the Princess Theatre, produced by the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. The festival begins with the now traditional Agatha Christie Fete, on Sunday 11th, where stall holders will dress in their 1920s/30s finery and where the days entertainment will include live music, magic, Punch and Judy and dancing. There may even be a certain detective on hand

Visitors can enjoy the new Agatha Christie Trail based on the 20 special places that inspired her life and works across the English Riviera and South Devon.

Plus, the famous Agatha Christie Mile along Torquays seafront takes people to some of the additional places that were so special to her in her younger years including: Princess Pier where she enjoyed roller-skating, Beacon Cove where she was a regular swimmer and the Victorian Pavilion where she loved to dance.


The festival draws to a close on Sunday 18th September with a special Cream Tea Day at Cockington Court, Torquay, and the Agatha Christie Swim in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, taking place at Broadsands Beach. Cockington Church will show screenings of the recently-adapted ITV production of Why Didnt They Ask Evans starring Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.


The Agatha Christie Festival is supported by English Riviera Tourism Company

Photos by Anita Newcombe

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