Archive for February, 2011

Get exclusive content with the Alexander McCall Smith app!

Friday, February 4th, 2011

We’re excited to announce the release of the Alexander McCall Smith iPhone app, available to download now FREE for iPhone users.

The Alexander McCall Smith smartphone app is an innovative new platform designed to bring readers closer to their favourite author.

Launched alongside the new Botswana series paperback, The Double Comfort Safari Club, the app gives readers an immersive guide to the world of Mma Ramotswe and the places and characters made famous by the books.

The app features exclusive video interviews, bonus material, character portraits, location guides, chapter samples and much more!

It also includes a random quote generator – so you can receive a daily dose of Alexander McCall Smith’s wit and wisdom to your phone!

It will be updated for each new book released in 2011, so look out for more exclusive content with the launch of The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party in March and around new releases in the Scotland St, Corduroy Mansions and Sunday Philosophy Club series later this year.

Hackney Singers in concert with the Sedibeng Choral Society of Botswana

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Sedibeng Choral Society from Gaberone,  Botswana journeyed to London in October last year as part of their first trip outside of Southern Africa. The trip came about as a result of a BBC Producer visiting  Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith.

The Sedibeng Choral Society

The 30 choristers inspired community choir Hackney Singers and the 600 strong audience in a dazzling joint performance in Hackney in October 2010.  They opened the musical extravaganza with a choreographed performance entitled ‘Made in Botswana’, featuring beautifully-sung traditional African music, dancing and drumming, injected with a unique sense of humour and fun that brought a bit of Botswana to Hackney.

Sedibeng Choral Society

The concert  ended with a joint performance of  traditional Botswana song  “Marabelle”, conducted by Andy Batshogile, Sedibeng Director.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jU8vRGXCNQ&hd=1

The Sedibeng group have teamed up for a second time with Alexander McCall Smith’s Little Opera House and will be performing their second opera there in 2010.

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