Sherlock NYC is proud to present our Gillette Castle Visit!
MYSTERY AWAITS YOU!
Sherlock NYC presents a very special outing in Connecticut! Join us Saturday, June 23rd, for a day of exploring the breathtaking Gillette Castle and learning all about the life and career of William Gillette, one of the ultimate Sherlockians of his time.
Our day starts at Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT, where we’ll be having a private tour of the Castle and grounds. We’ll also be learning about William Gillette himself – architect, playwright and Sherlockian.
We’ll then be heading to the Gelston House for a three course meal and reader’s theater of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Postmortem’, with your fellow Sherlockians as the stars.
So come join us for a day of fun and mystery in Connecticut!
Save Undershaw is a project put together by The Undershaw Preservation Trust to save the historic home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author and creator of the world-famous Sherlock Holmes. It is in this very home that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the continuation of The Reichenbach Fall and reunited John Watson with Sherlock Holmes. Within those walls, the author of one of the most beloved series lived with his family and continued a literary world that fascinated generations of readers.
But Undershaw is now in danger of being torn down to create a pathway into a modern world. In 2010, there were plans to take down this historic home to make way for more homes. Fearing this news, fans of Sherlock Holmes grouped together and made The Undershaw Preservation Trust to protest the plan and the plans were put on hold until a Judicial Review on May 23, 2012 (UK Time)
With the Judicial Review drawing closer and closer, it is now up to fans like US to stand up for Undershaw. Let’s show the world that we want Undershaw to stay!
The Judicial Review is TOMORROW! If you would like to help save Undershaw, NOW is the time to do so.
To help Save Undershaw, please sign the petition HERE and REBLOG to help spread the word!
SAVE UNDERSHAW GIVEAWAY
Sherlock NYC will also be giving away a copy of An Entirely New Country, Arthur Conan Doyle, Undershaw and the Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes by Alistar Duncan to help spread the word
To enter this giveaway:
YOU MUST REBLOG THIS POST/ LIKE UNDERSHAW FB PAGE / RT OUR TWEET ABOUT UNDERSHAW and once you are contacted, please show all 3 entries to win the copy of the book we are giving away.
ELEMENTARY FALL PREVIEW!!! Phew, it looks better than I feared. Excited now!
Alas I lack your excitement. Not even close to sold…but I will watch the pilot when it airs, of course.
I just love Jonny, I guess? I’m a big fangirl of his, I’m excited to see him on my TV again, I miss my Eli. He doesn’t seem to have the intensity of Cumberbatch in the role, nor the debonair of Brett, but I’m hoping for good things.
The big problem, of course, the final problem, is that the BBC Sherlock pilot was, if not the best TV pilot I have ever seen, easily the best in the last 5 years or so, hands down. Elementary has big expectations to live up to, and if it starts off clunky and takes time to find its feet, the built-in Sherlockian audience will not, I fear, be kind to it. And understandably so, Moffiss’ version is rightfully beloved. But as I love many flavors of ice cream, I’m hoping that while it might not be the best flavor I’ve ever tasted, that Elementary will at least be rich, and satisfying, and appetizing as being yet another iteration of Holmes on my screen. And hey, RDJ’s version to me is worlds away from how I picture Holmes to be, yet I love it because it is RDJ and he is a blast to watch traipse around erratically in a suit. I think as long as Jonny taps into the essence of Holmes and is magnetic he will do at worst, fine and at best, superb. And I can’t really ask for any more from this show and from him at this point.
Plus, for many Americans this will be the first time they ever see a modern adaptation of Sherlock, as they do not even know what the BBC is. D: Hopefully if it is any good, it will drive them to eventually check out on Netflix this OTHER Holmes TV show they have heard stuff about, in London and with Brits. And THAT is how we will catch them and turn them on to the joys of the Moffiss and the Cumberbunny, hah.
The Staff of SherlockNYC invite you to join Mods Aubre and Jackie as we welcome our newest Staff Member - Christine by celebrating at our next meetup to seeThe Avengers, starringGuy Ritchie’sSherlockHolmes star Robert Downey Jr!
We’ll be joining for dinner and then going to the movie. COSPLAY IS ENCOURAGED! We’ll be having Tony Stark and Black Widow joining us for starters!
Date:THIS SATURDAY, MAY 12
Time: Dinner is at 5:00 pm / Movie is at 8:00 pm (meet at theater @ 7:30 pm)