Keats Festival info is now up on their website.
Still not much information on the Keats festival, but this information has come to light
Keep an eye on the Keats festival event page for precise detail of whether you need to book for either of our events on 25th May, morning writing workshop and afternoon readings but basic info seems to be
- Book by phone:020 7332 3868
- Book by email:Email City of London Events for Keats Festival
Saturday 25th May 2013 10.30-1.30 £10
Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead NW3 2RR
Contact Keats House on 020 7332 3868, or email then at email@example.com to book.
Scents and smells for character, atmosphere and inspiration
…what soft incense
Explore writing using all the senses, but particularly smell, with Cherry Potts, author of Mosaic of Air and Tales Told Before Cockcrow, editor of London Lies, Stations and Lovers’ Lies and owner of Arachne Press.
Bring a large notebook and lots of pens, and expect to write. Weather permitting a stroll about the garden may be included. If you have a scent that means a lot to you, (and it is portable) bring it with you!
Suitable for all levels of experience, and for fiction writers and poets.
1st June 1-4 pm. A walk and site-specific workshop for writers of all levels of experience. Come and explore The Old Vinyl Factory site in Hayes
The factory was home to EMI from the 1900′s right through to the 1970′s, though most of the buildings date from the 20′s: everything from Caruso to The Beatles was pressed here.
Compare old and new, derelict and refurbished, crowded and empty, sound and silence. Use the site as inspiration for writing. Work with all your senses to develop atmosphere, character and plot – we might even throw in some music.
Followed by a guided walk (roughly 45 minutes) around the interior of the refurbished Shipping building (including archive exhibition) and the currently derelict Cabinet building; and the exterior of the power house (if weather fair). Followed by a two-hour writing workshop back in the colourful Vinyl Lounge.
Workshop run by Cherry Potts, author of Mosaic of Air and Tales Told Before Cockcrow, editor of Stations, co-editor of London Lies and Lovers’ Lies, and owner of Arachne Press.
Bring a notebook suitable for make notes in on the move, and pens. More technically advanced writing gear is welcome once we settle in for the workshop, but might not be suitable while we are walking.
Caution: Some walking surfaces in the derelict areas are very uneven with varying surface materials, and there are one or two steps and thresholds to get over, and other potential tripping hazards. Sensible shoes essential! If you have mobility issues please get in touch before booking.
Part of the Hillingdon ArtsWeek. Booking essential as places are limited. £14. tickets from: Compass Theatre
Ample parking on site, Hayes & Harlington Station 10-15min walk. Buses locally.
On Saturday 2nd March Arachne Press will be providing entertainment in the foyer between the main events in the auditorium. We are going for a Liars’ League style with readings by actors, and have chosen stories from all three books to fit the themes of the other events. Each section will be introduced by a very brief burst of (equally appropriate) song from our friends Summer All Year Long to draw attention!
Anxious following of the weather forecast – Will it rain? Yes. Ok: but will it STOP raining? …ye-es… good. Will it stop raining in time?
Two missed messages on the phone from Rosalind: It’s raining, will it still happen? YES!
Phew, the met office accurate to the minute almost, and we’re off to a rather soggy MVMNT cafe, which until about an hour before we arrived was failing as an Ark. I wonder if awnings would help?
Jarred has a junkie desperate for photos of the child she’s about to give up - I recognised the story, and asked: had it been performed at Liars’ League?
No, says he, nonchalantly, on Radio 4.
And to think how rarely we get to listen to a story on Radio 4 these days!
Jim’s story goes more for the laughs, with straying security dogs and workplace bullying revenged.
Lane’s story is a clash of cultures too close for comfort in shared space above a pub, igniting trouble.
My story you can read in London Lies, (available from all good bookshops very soon!!) – it’s about getting the hell out of a job you hate, for all the right reasons. Here’s a snippet before the problem with background noise overwhelmed the camera.
London Lies writers will be back at MVMNT on 12th September.
A Garden Full of Metaphor is NEXT WEEK.
If you like the idea of writing in a garden of spectacular proportions and dazzling grace, then this weekend of workshops at Sussex Prairies is for you!
7th & 8th July 2012
Join author Cherry Potts (Mosaic of Air, Tales Told Before Cockcrow, The Blackheath Onegin) for a weekend of writing and inspiration for all the senses in the glorious surroundings of the gardens at Sussex Prairies, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9AT
Why write in a garden?
A garden gives you the opportunity to make use of all your senses: you see the colours, you feel the textures, you hear the wind in the grasses, you smell the different perfumes; you taste the flavours in food cooked using the plants.
Saturday 10-1 Sight Lines Sunday 10-1 Motion and Emotion
1-2 Lunch 1-2 Lunch
2-5 Writing with your ears 2-5 Sugar & Spice
The Price: £120
- 4 workshops using NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) techniques to unleash your imagination and get you writing, which will explore language, character creation and plotting
- unrestricted (exclusive in the mornings) access to the garden and farm
- home cooked refreshments and lunch, using ingredients from the farm and garden
Places to stay:
If you need somewhere to stay overnight, Sussex Prairies has a small B&B (fully booked that weekend, sorry!), we can provide a list of other nearby B&Bs, or you can camp on site. Ask for details.
Strictly limited to 15 people. Enquiries 0208 699 0206