Eon announces 60th anniversary events

Three events planned in London to celebrate 60 years of cinematic 007.

Eon Productions has announced three events scheduled for the autumn to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of Dr No’s release. These are a charity auction, a weekend of screenings and talks, and a concert of Bond music.

Christie’s will hold a live auction on 28th September with 60 lots including vehicles, watches and costumes from No Time to Die. They will also hold an on-line auction with props and collectibles from all 25 movies. That kicks off on 15th September and ends on James Bond Day, 5th October.

The British Film Institute will hold a weekend of events, with anniversary screenings including a triple bill of Daniel Craig’s three most recent Bond films between 30th September and 2nd October. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will headline the weekend with a talk about the series, and Chris Corbould will host a behind-the-scenes look at the stunts and special effects work. A new documentary on the music of James Bond, The Sound of 007, will also preview at the weekend. Outside BFI Southbank will also be a display of vehicles from the series.

And a concert of Bond music will take place on the evening of 4th October the Royal Albert Hall. The concert will be headlined by Shirley Bassey and Garbage will perform their theme to The World Is Not Enough. Further artists will be announced later. Curated by David Arnold, The Sound of 007 in Concert will feature the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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