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Little Britain star celebrates launch of new book
Comedian and best-selling author David Walliams will celebrate the launch of his new book for children, The Midnight Gang, with a special event at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

David Walliams, The Midnight Gang, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Childrens' Fiction, Comedy, Book Launch

The star will talk to fans about his new publication from 10.30am. Family tickets are priced £32, one ticket and a book costs £20 and a single ticket is £10. For each ticket purchased £1 will be donated to Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity. In addition, selected families from Birmingham Children's Hospital will be invited to attend for free and a copy of The Midnight Gang will be given to every child staying in the hospital.

Fans are also encouraged to attend the event dressed in their pyjamas for some classic Walliams silliness.

Hosted by CBBC presenter, Katie Thistleton, the audience will hear David read from The Midnight Gang and have the chance to meet some of the characters from the book. It tells the story of five children in a wonderfully inventive and eccentric hospital setting who have an unmissable midnight adventure.

David Walliams, The Midnight Gang, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Childrens' Fiction, Comedy, Book Launch

Elinor Eustace, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity, said: "We are delighted that Symphony Hall has chosen to support us by donating £1 from every ticket purchased to this event. The money raised will go a long way to making a huge difference to the lives of our brave children and their families as we continue our plans to improve our facilities, enabling us to treat even more children from Birmingham, the West Midlands and around the country."

The event is part of a series of talks co-presented by Town Hall/ Symphony Hall and booksellers Foyles. On December 4 TV chat show host and comedian Graham Norton will be 'in conversation' at Symphony Hall, talking about his fiction debut, Holding.

Chris Proctor, Programme Manager at Town Hall and Symphony Hall, added : "We regularly welcome some of the world's greatest musicians to our venues, and now, through our partnership with Foyles and HarperCollins Children's Books, we're able to attract literary greats to our halls too. David Walliams is a national treasure and a much loved children's author; we have no doubt that his show will be a magical experience for fans young and old.

''As a charitable organisation ourselves, we understand how important donations are to ensure the expansion of the work already being done by Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity can continue, which is why we've agreed to donate £1 per ticket purchased to support the work of the hospital, and are providing a selection of free tickets to enable patients, carers and staff to enjoy the show too!"

David Walliams, Symphony Hall Birmingham

David Walliams will be at Symphony Hall on Sunday November 20 at 10.30am, with pre-show foyer activities from 9.30am. For more information or to book tickets please visit
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Why? David Walliams' pre-Christmas spectacular
When: November 20, 2016
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Where: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Cost: From £10
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This will be a great event! I love that some of the profits are going towards the Children's Hospital Charity what a great idea!
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 2051 days ago
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