Event TV: Audible installs literature pop-up within Foyles

Audiobook publisher Audible is bringing a novel to life at Foyles' Soho gallery throughout April, in partnership with reading event Cityreads.

Visitors can view evidence taken from the book's various crime scenes
Visitors can view evidence taken from the book's various crime scenes

(Cityread 2016 from Sophie Williams on Vimeo.)

The installation, Stories from the City, delves into the world of Ten Days, a political thriller written by Gilian Slovo, as part of this year's Cityreads event.

Inside a mocked-up police control centre, visitors can view evidence from different crime scenes set in the book's first 72 hours.

Each of these items can be placed on a control panel to unlock different pieces of sound from the Ten Days audiobook, narrated by Joe Jameson.

In a community area, visitors can leave messages on wooden boards inspired by those that covered shop windows following London's 2011 riots.

Five-thousand copies of the book are available to local libraries and all prisons in the city. 'Evidence Booths' – minature versions of the installation – will tour 10 libraries in areas such as Balham, Hackney and Barking until 1 May.

Cityreads is also giving away 100 special editions of Ten Days – plus codes for a free audio download – in locations that were worst affected by the 2011 riots. The promotion kicked off yesterday (10 April) and will last for 10 days.

The installation was masterminded by creative agency Stand+Stare and consultant Jon Slack.

Now in its fifth year, Cityreads is a celebration of literature that encourages Londoners to read the same book.

Last year the Foyles gallery hosted a Christmas craft event and hosted an exhibition featuring backstage photographs from fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

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