Monday 19 November – Media Release

Canary Wharf to host Michael Palin and Lord Coe book signings

Following a string of recent celebrity signings, Canary Wharf Group unveils two further high-profile book signings: comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin (Wednesday 21 November) and the man behind ‘the greatest show on earth’ Lord Sebastian Coe (Wednesday 28 November).

On Wednesday 21 November at 12:30pm, the legendary Michael Palin will be signing copies of his latest book, Brazil. Spending the last 25 years travelling to far-flung corners of the world, Brazil was one of the few countries he had never fully explored. Accompanied by the new four-part BBC 1 series, this timely book takes a closer look at a remarkable new force on the world scene ahead of its preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 2014 World Cup. From the Venezuelan border and forests of the Lost World to the shanty towns of Rio, beaches of Copacabana and the Pantanal tropical wetlands, Michael Palin explores this vast and disparate nation in his inimitable way.

In hot pursuit on Wednesday 28 November at 12:30pm, Lord Sebastian Coe, former British athlete, politician and LOGOG Chairman, will be signing copies of his new autobiography Running my Life. This exhilarating, inspiring, hilarious and extremely moving story gives an insight into the inherent passion that has galvanized Coe to not only succeed on the sporting field (breaking an incredible twelve world records) but also securing London’s winning bid for the Games this summer.

Camille Waxer, Chief Administrative Officer of Canary Wharf Group comments: “Michael Palin and Lord Seb Coe are two of the latest high-profile celebrity figures to host signings in Canary Wharf. Both are sure to draw a large crowd to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place mall.”


For further information, please contact:

Rosie Kempson/Clarissa Knox
The Communication Group plc
T: 020 7630 1411
E: rkempson/

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075

For interview requests, please contact the following publicists:

Michael Palin – Angela Martin. T: 020 7701 4723. E:

Lord Seb Coe – Lucy Zilberkweit. T: 020 7873 6179; 07810 436 052. E:


Event details:

All signings will take place at Waterstones Canary Wharf, Jubilee Place, 45 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NY. Please see for more details.

• Michael Palin – 12:30pm, Wednesday 21 November
• Lord Seb Coe – 12:30pm, Wednesday 28 November


About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across the 115 acre Canary Wharf Estate in central London. 100,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population expected to double by 2025. There are more than 240 shops, bars and restaurants, including many leading fashion brands such as Alfred Dunhill, Aspinal of London, Hugo Boss, Jaeger London, L.K. Bennett and Tiffany & Co. Canary Wharf has a vast array of top-name restaurants, bars and cafes including Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Iberica Canary Wharf, Plateau, Quadrato at the Four Seasons and Roka.

Canary Wharf’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year, including Ice Rink Canary Wharf, music concerts, elite sports, performing arts, sculpture, comedy, London Motorexpo and much more. 20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year there are 70,000 seasonal plantings. Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. Canary Wharf Group has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain since 2008. Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is currently constructing Canary Wharf Crossrail Station; Jubilee Place retail extension; 25 Churchill Place; and 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London (in a joint venture with Land Securities). The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar to redevelop the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.,