Story Cities Manchester launch – pictures

Congratulations to Reshma, Sarah-Clare, Cath and Dave on successfully launching Story Cities in Manchester. So sorry not to have got there. Thanks to David and Vicky at Blackwells for hosting.

Photos from Launch of We/She

That was quite a party! Wonderful readings a HUGE audience and we set a new record for Blackwell’s ‘most books sold at an event’.

Here are a few photos, I didn’t take many on account of doing all the other things a publisher does at an event. If anyone has more they’d like to share let me know!

 

Dusk: Photos – Lancaster

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Photos from the Lancaster leg of DUSK: A Wave of Words Across the UK

Host: Yvonne Felton-Battle of North West Literary Salon, Performers: Mary Hooton, Leo Atkin, Marian Cox, BSL Interpreter: Carol Kyle

Outcome in Sheffield – links and photos

We had a fabulous evening in Sheffield, and got some great coverage on BBC Sheffield Radio and elsewhere…

Video on Radio Sheffield’s Facebook page

Listen again to feature on Paulette Edwards Show at 1hr 39min (available until the end of May 2017)

Sheffield News item

Big thank you to Nelly Naylor for permission to use her photos. There will be video as soon as I’ve sorted it out.

If you are sufficiently local to Sheffield, you can be part of the project by coming along on 12th May and Having your portrait taken by Tom Dingley.

And thank you for your help and enthusiasm, John Leach, Tim Machin, Trish Elwis, Val Reagan, Sally & Kythe and the rest of Out Aloud for making Tom so welcome.

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Happy Launch Guaranteed

Carrie Cohen helping out with ‘To Be A Hero’, and ‘The Painted Platform’… a good choice to read at height.

‘Unaccustomed as I am to pulpit speaking…’

The queue for a signed copy

They may not be great photos but we had a lot of fun launching Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who came and bought books in large numbers, even the local cat came in to check it out, though he was let off buying a book.

Liam reading The Giant, Snow White

Join us at Basildon Library 7pm on Wednesday 12th April for more live readings from Liam.

Success!

We’ve raised (after fees) £2884 for Outcome, which should cover our printing costs for both the book and the launch exhibition.

You can see what it will look like here
We are inviting everyone who helped to show their colours:

I backed Outcome copy so if you see this on someone’s email signature or website, you’ll know they are friendly helpful kind generous people!

And everyone who is IN the book we are asking to also show their colours:

I'm In Outcome copy

You can preorder the book here

Outcome Kickstarter crowdfund live

Want to help create a little bit of LGBT history?

We are fundraising for the money to produce our first photographic book, Outcome.

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If you would like to help, go to our Kickstarter campaign and pledge us some money.

If you haven’t any money, but you have a studio space we can use, an exhibition space we can exhibit in, or you are LGBT yourself and would like to be involved in the project, that all helps too.

The most immediately obvious thing is to pre-order a copy of the book, you can ONLY do this via the crowd fund, as, if we don’t raise the money we can’t do the book, and that’s that.

However we are also offering photo shoots with photographer Tom Dingley, signed copies of Tom’s brilliant shot of Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

invitations to the launch, and an array of Arachne Press’ other titles. We hope to have other options available soon to entice you. The crowd fund ends on March 17th.

 

Thanks!

Outcome at Student Pride

So, here’s what we are up to with Outcome, You can get involved by

having your picture taken, like Alix here

Offering us somewhere to have a pop-up studio

or somewhere to exhibit!

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You will soon be able to contribute to a crowd fund, but the video of Tom this afternoon wasn’t up to scratch, a lot of background noise and he’s almost lost his voice, so we’ll have to have another go, before we can get the crowdfund up and live.

Outcome in Lewisham

An opportunity to see an exhibition of some of the photographs that will be part of Outcome, our first Photographic book. If it takes your fancy, you can get involved by being the subject of a portrait (if you are LGBT, obviously) or by helping us raise the money to print the book, or by offering studio or exhibition space. Nip over to the Outcome page to find out more.9781909208261 

#Outcome portrait exhibition – as part of LGBT History Month 2016: Lewisham Pride

1 February 10am to 3pm Free

The Broadway Theatre

This event takes place every Monday, Thursday, Friday from 1 February to 29 February

Address:

The Broadway Theatre
Catford Road
SE6 4RU

View #Outcome portrait exhibition by local photographer Tom Dingley http://www.tomdingleyphotography.com at The Broadway Theatre Gallery space – access via Box Office

Suitable for:

  • Anyone

Longest Night Photos

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Full cast of readers performing At The Hotel de la Lune by Sarah James. (L-R: Annalie Wilson, Lorraine Spenceley, Patsy Prince, Saul Reichlin.

IMG_0363Sarah Lloyd and Ian Kennedy singing one of their lullabies.

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Annalie singing

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Patsy, Sarah & Ian performing the final story: Left of Earth, Right of Venus by Pauline Walker.

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Saul reading Doubting Thomas by David McVey

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Lorraine reading Mouse by David Mathews.

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A small segment of the above capacity audience…

I’m hoping other people will share their photos… especially as I don’t have any of Vocal Chords as I was singing with them. (HINT)