Douglas Adams lovers to celebrate birthday

Comedy lovers staying at boutique hotels in London may be interested in attending an upcoming celebration of what would have been Douglas Adam's 60th birthday at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Held in association with the writer and animal lover's favourite charity, Save the Rhino, Douglas: Adams: The Party will include contributions from some of his closes friends and family members.

The venue bills the event as "an evening's entertainment from some of the finest names in the world of science, comedy, conservation and music, this is one event that is definitely not to be missed".

Representing the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy writer's love of science, well-known physicist Brian Cox will be on hand, joined by comedians Robin Ince and Jon Culshaw, commenting on "life, the universe and everything".

Furthermore, interviews will be conducted by TV-favourite Clive Anderson, who will talk with Monty Python members Terry Jones and Michael Palin about Douglas' lasting legacy and the early influences on his career.

Music will be provided by the band that played at many of the writer's private parties, which includes musicians who work regularly with Paul McCartney.

An introduction has been provided by Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine concerning the author's love of animals and his Last Chance to See TV-series, recently revisited by the duo.

"If you want to help celebrate Douglas Adam's 60th birthday then go to douglasadamstheparty.com and you'll find tickets for what will be the greatest event in the galaxy," commented Stephen Fry.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will also be benefiting from tickets sales, with the group spearheading investigations in environmental crimes.

"The evidence sourced in the field is used by EIA to raise awareness and to advocate meaningful change and policy reforms, lobbying those in power and producing authoritative reports and compelling short films," explained the group.

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