Announcement: Long List STORIES for DUSK

It is Short Story Week, when better to announce our long list of Stories?

(If you submitted a poem or song, please be patient, we have a few more to make decisions on.)

A Victory Lap at Dusk, by Sam Meekings

At Sky’s Edge, by Helen Slavin

Birds, by Richard Smyth

And Though Worms Destroy, by Sarah Byrne

Breadcrumbs, by Lucy Grace

Cape Cornwall, by Jackie Taylor

Daylight Savings, by David Hartley

Flick’ring Shadows, by David Mathews

Four Beaches, by Rob Schofield

Granda’s Plan, by Sherry Morris

Half-Remembered, Hazy, by David Guy

Here, by Samuel Wright

In-between Dog, by Pippa Gladhill

Kept Apart, by Stephen Oram

MacFarquhar’s Bed, by Alex Reece Abbott

Mermaid’s Curse, by Helen Chambers

On The Evening Train, by Fiona Salter

One Two Three, One Two Three, by Rosalind Stopps

Sleep Tight, by Patrick Gale

Stone Keepers, by Carolyn Robertson

Sun’s Sanctuary, by Rae Stoltenkamp

The Dusk Runner, by Cath Bore

They Said There Were Pirates, by Kirsty Fox

Threshold, by Katerina Watson

Tiger’s Breath, by Anita Goveas

Wolf’s Head, by Penny Pepper

Words on Paper, by Rob Walton

Yes, Twilight, by Math Jones

Decisions will now be made as to which of the festival sites these stories suit, and the organisers at each site get final say in what is performed. Timing is critical to this, so those final decisions may be complex!

Press Release – OUTCOME

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PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release 11 September 2016

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Book launch & exhibition – LGBT photographic portrait project #Outcome

Book launch (invite only) – Monday 10 October 6pm till 9pmlgbt-uni-logo

(National Coming Out Day following day, October 11th)

The Heritage Galleryuog_logo-white

University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Court,

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LSlgbt-uni-logo

Exhibition Monday 10 October until 15 October, 10am-5pm (4pm Monday 10th)

The Outcome project so far. Photographer Tom Dingley started his #Outcome project in 2014, to photograph LGBT people with the attributes of their everyday life – their work or their interests; and holding a picture of themselves as a child – showing that it does get better, by providing young LGBT people with role models for life beyond adolescent angst, uncertainty and bullying. The message is: No matter how hard it is growing up and coming to terms with your sexuality or identity; you can be who you are, living a successful & happy life, out of the closet. The aim is also to help breakdown stereotypes of what a LGBT person looks like, or can be – because there is no absolute definition; as the project shows.

Tom has exhibited the ongoing project at London Pride, Brighton Pride, Student Pride, Digital Pride and as part of LGBT History Month celebrations. Adding more portraits to Outcome over time; the collection now includes Lord Chris Smith, Elly Barnes MBE, Britain’s Got Talent’s La Voix, Bake Off’s John Whaite, The Apprentice’s Sanjay Sood-Smith and Emmerdale’s Alicya Eyo and many other people. The project is a celebration of all LGBT people, known and unknown.

The Launch Exhibition:

The University of Greenwich will host the launch and first exhibition as Tom is a Greenwich Alumnus and many of the portraits were taken locally. While exhibiting at the university, he plans to have as many of the 112 portraits on display as possible. Tom will have pop-up studio days for LGBT people who would like to be photographed for Outcome at the above address on Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th October – drop in or arrange beforehand. The university is organising a number of events linked to the exhibition, including a public Q&A panel on Wednesday 12th 1-2pm.

Sarah Cretch, Head of Alumni & Development at the university says: “We are so proud that Tom is an alumnus and fully support his work. Tom and the whole Outcome project are a great inspiration for all our students and staff.”

The Book.

The Outcome book published by Arachne Press contains 80 full-page portraits, with accompanying text from each of the subjects.9781909208261 

ISBN: 978-1-909208-26-1 Format: 234 x 156 mm

Extent:168 pages (170gm2) Price: £25 Review copies available from publisher

Sales: http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk Trade Distribution: http://www.distribution.nbni.co.uk

Launching on October 10th for National Coming Out Day on 11th.

Beyond the book. We plan to expand the launch exhibition into a travelling exhibition to visit colleges, schools, libraries and community centres around the UK, setting up a studio day at each location to add to the project. There is even a possibility of taking it to Europe. We also plan to create a downloadable slideshow version of the book which we hope schools will use for Sociology and Citizenship courses.

Photographer: tom_dingley@hotmail.co.uk  –  @OutcomeLGBT  –  @TomDingleyPhoto

Publisher: cherry@arachnepress.com – @ArachnePress

University of Greenwich PR Team: Tel: 020 8331 8937 – public.relations@gre.ac.uk