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  • Pin Drop with Russell Tovey, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 30 June 2018. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ben Taylor

Live Event

Thu 14 Feb 2019

18:30 - 20:30 / £20 - £35


Turner Contemporary, in collaboration with Pin Drop Studio presents an evening with the critically acclaimed British actor, art collector and podcaster, Russell Tovey. Join us this Valentine's Day as Russell Tovey reads These Silver Fish by Anne O’Brien from A Short Affair, an anthology of original short fiction from Pin Drop Studio, featuring new illustrations by artists from the Royal Academy Schools.

Russell Tovey is one of the leading actors of his generation. He has starred in award-winning films including The Pass, Pride and Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and played leading roles in major television shows including Quantico, HBO's Looking, Him & Her and Being Human. Tovey is also committed to the theatre and has most recently starred in Pinter at the Pinter and last year’s award-winning production of Angels in America at the National Theatre.

Following his reading at the gallery, Tovey will be joined for an interview and audience Q&A. A Short Affair will also be available to purchase at the event.

Entry (incl. a glass of prosecco) - £20

Early bird entry (incl. a glass of prosecco) & a copy of A Short Affair - £30 

Entry (incl. a glass of prosecco) & a copy of A Short Affair - £35

'A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual' - Stephen Fry

“Pin Drop is a wonderful and rare conception. It provides us with a special opportunity to celebrate the short story on its own unique terms. The perfect antidote to the sound-bite culture.” – William Boyd