Sherlock: The World Record Attempt

How do you fancy helping to set a new world record?

On August 31 2014, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation will attempt to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge will be hosted at Temple Newsam, a beautiful historic country house a short distance outside of the city of Leeds, with the chief aim of helping to raise funds towards a new £2m Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.  Attendees can choose to dress as any incarnation of Sherlock Holmes they wish from his long and storied history.

Registration is £15 and in return participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Holmes. Sherlock fans can enter a raffle for £5 to win signed goodies from the cast of Sherlock, including Benedict Cumberbatch signed photographs, Sherlock script and books. 100% of proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre, said: "Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but according to the most influential fictional biography of Holmes by Baring-Gould, Holmes was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of three sons of Siger Holmes and Violet Sherrinford. We wanted to reclaim him for Yorkshire, and he is the perfect inspiration for our Appeal as the world’s brainiest detective."

Clair added: "We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause! If you love Sherlock you will love this fun family event, expect special guests and some great  entertainment."

Register for the event at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
 
 For special announcements and event news follow @yorkshirebrain, #sherlockrecord

Did you snag a BBC Shop exclusive 'Consulting Detective' Sherlock mug?  There’s now a companion mug up for pre-order - ‘High Functioning Sociopath’ - with a sky blue interior finish to compliment the blood red of the earlier release. Pre-order here!
Take a closer look at the previous Consulting Detective mug.

Did you snag a BBC Shop exclusive 'Consulting Detective' Sherlock mug?

There’s now a companion mug up for pre-order - ‘High Functioning Sociopath’ - with a sky blue interior finish to compliment the blood red of the earlier release.

Pre-order here!

Take a closer look at the previous Consulting Detective mug.

More new Sherlock stuff from GB Posters - a range of over 30 exclusive framed photographic Collector Prints from all three series of the show!

View the full range here on the GB Posters website.

AND DON’T FORGET our exclusive 25% discount code that is valid until midnight on April 13! Simply use the code ‘Sherlock25’ at checkout to claim!

New Sherlock vinyl stickers are now available from GB Posters, and we have an exclusive 25% discount code until midnight on Sunday April13 by using the code ‘SHERLOCK25’ at checkout!

New Sherlock vinyl stickers are now available from GB Posters, and we have an exclusive 25% discount code until midnight on Sunday April13 by using the code ‘SHERLOCK25’ at checkout!

Take a look at near final samples of the upcoming Sherlock 1:6 scale collector figures from Big Chief Studios

New from GB Posters is an exclusive Sherlock card holder! Use it for travel cards or credit cards, the choice is yours!

Sherlockology followers can get an exclusive 20% off until Midnight on Sunday April 6 by using the code ‘SHERLOCK20’ at checkout of your order.

Welcome to the fourth month of the year, and it’s time to crack the anagram for April 2014!
As usual Easy or Hard modes are available to unlock and download your desktop calendar.
Both answers relate to the pixelated image above in some way, so put your feet up and have a ponder… You will of course have to use your skills of deduction to arrange the letters into the correct order to solve the Sherlock related anagram to gain access to the wallpaper download.
Head over to our website to begin.

Welcome to the fourth month of the year, and it’s time to crack the anagram for April 2014!

As usual Easy or Hard modes are available to unlock and download your desktop calendar.

Both answers relate to the pixelated image above in some way, so put your feet up and have a ponder… You will of course have to use your skills of deduction to arrange the letters into the correct order to solve the Sherlock related anagram to gain access to the wallpaper download.

Head over to our website to begin.

Undershaw Saved!

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After a series of legal battles spanning many years, Undershaw - the former home of Sherlock Holmes’ creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - has secured a bright future at last.

Thanks to the DFN Charitable Foundation, the house will form part of a brand new school, in combination with the existing Stepping Stones school in Hindhead, Surrey. Stepping Stones is an independent special school dedicated to the education of pupils with mild learning and physical difficulties, and with the acquisition of Undershaw the school will become ‘The Schools at Undershaw’. Undershaw will play host to the upper school, while the existing Stepping Stones building will become the junior school.

Undershaw is a Grade II listed building which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle drafted the initial designs for himself, with construction completing in 1897. The property was where the author effectively resurrected Sherlock Holmes from his death at the Falls of the Reichenbach, writing ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and then the stories collected together as ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’. Since 1920 the building has been used as a hotel, but in the past decade fell into disrepair. The Undershaw Preservation Trust, with Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss as patron, was thus set up to safeguard the property from development proposals that included an attempt to partly demolish the building so it could be transformed into residential flats - a decision overturned at the High Court in London in May 2012.   

Sherlockology has followed the campaign to save this important building since our creation, and so we extend our warmest congratulations to the team at the Undershaw Preservation Trust for this excellent news that not only safeguards the property but also gives it a bright and productive future in the lives of young people for generations to come. 

HAPPY 35th BIRTHDAY LOUISE!

On this day…

March 27 1625 - Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

March 27 1790 - The shoelace is invented.

March 27 1794 - The government of the United States establishes a permanent Navy.

March 27 1854 - The United Kingdom declares war on Russia in the Crimean War.

March 27 1914 - The first successful blood transfusion is accomplished in Brussels.

March 27 1968 - ‘Lady Madonna’ by The Beatles reaches number one in the UK music charts.

March 27 1970 - Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.

March 27 1973 - The Godfather wins Best Picture at the 45th Academy Awards.

Read more events from this day at DatesinHistory.com.

Another new addition to the Sherlock Range from the guys over at GB Posters, the lovely John Watson Maxi poster at £3.99.

Sherlockology followers can get a massive 25% off all orders by using code ‘JOHNOLOGY’ at checkout until midnight on Sunday 23rd March 2014!