This always outstanding, highly successful, international competitive reading event hasn't visited our shores for a fair while now and we're so excited that it's back. For those of you who are new to LDM, the premise is simple: it's like 'X Factor', but with literary nerds. Four people read, there are three judges and one ludicrously non-literary finale. Plus DJs and drinks until late.
Tonight you can see arts critic (and alter-ego of SJ Parris) Stephanie Merritt, crime-fiction author Mark Billingham and moustachioed, whimsical comic Mike Wozniak judging. the readers. So far, author/director Andri Magnason and comedy writer Mitch Benn have been confirmed to read.