Descendant of Charles Dickens set to give a reading at free event celebrating author's life

THE great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens is set to give a reading at a lecture celebrating the writer's birthday.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 6:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th January 2018, 6:42 pm
Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens

Gerald Dickens will appear at the city Dickens Fellowship’s 20th birthday lecture at the David Russell Theatre at Portsmouth Grammar School on Saturday, February 3.

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Mr Dickens will give a stage reading of The Life of Our Lord – an 1840s book Charles Dickens wrote about the life of Jesus Christ.

Admission to the event is free and visitors must be seated for a 7.30pm start.

Anyone attending can park for free in the school’s High Street car park in Old Portsmouth.