Global Dickens Read-a-thon
On 7th February the British Council marked the bicentenary of Dickens' birth with a global read-a-thon. Countries from all across the globe read an extract from a different Dickens text, one every hour from China to Pakistan, Albania to Russia.
The global event started at 7am and was followed by readings from countries such as China, Russia, Albania and Pakistan, carrying on until 6am the following morning.
A short film of the readings, and more information about them, can be found here.