Saturday, 19 July 2014 from 15:00 to 16:00 (BST)
We’re going for a Guiness World Record! The most amount of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one place. We need a minimum of 300 people to take part (and a maximum of 400 due to the location: (and a maximum of 400 due to the location: University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT).
We’ll be launching a very special book on the day - ‘Two, To One Be’ - the story of the fight to save Undershaw - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home. Now that the building is safe, having been bought by Stepping Stones school, its time to raise money for the restoration. [please note at this stage the timing is a little fluid - we may go for 11.00am or 3pm - we should firm this up in the next two weeks - the date itself is fixed].
The minimum dress code is: - Deerstalker, Cloak, Pipe, Magnifying Glass
There are two options - if you already have the above then choose a £5 ticket, with the £5 going to the Undershaw Preservation Trust. If you’d like us to provide the props then choose a £15 ticket. There will be a prize draw for people taking part on the day - which include a week’s holiday credit which can be used at hundreds of resorts around the world.
The Big Raffle
We’ll also be having a massive raffle raising additional money for the restoration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s study at Undershaw. We will be adding lots of names of supporters here that will help with the event:
BBC Sherlock (Raffle Prizes)
Mark Gatiss (patron of the Undershaw Preservation Trust)
Matt Hilton (thriller writer)