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Bookworms are embracing a challenge to read The Hobbit in 40 days - despite their school not having a proper library.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
(12A) 169mins

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth is an astonishing feat, peppered with joyous performances and brimming with imagination.

IanMckellenWEEEEBBY.jpg"I heard one of those tourist boats going past one day say, 'on the left hand side is the pub where Charles Dickens wrote some of his famous plays and that house on the left, painted pink, that belongs to Julian Clary. Well, one queen's much like another for them I suppose.They've gone back to saying that's Gandalf's house now. I wish they wouldn't, but what can you do?"

ian mckellen142.jpgHollywood actor and Limehouse resident Sir Ian McKellen has long harboured an ambition to open a little tea shop.

This month, in partnership with his old friend the theatre director Sean Mathias and Evening Standard chairman and one-time owner of Sake No Hana Evgeny Lebedev, he took over historic pub The Grapes in Narrow Street instead.


Legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen believes Canary Wharf companies have a responsibility to the area around them.

The Narrow Street-based stage and screen star visited the nearby Limehouse Youth Centre to view an art competition run by charity City Gateway.