Cherry Potts at Brixton BookJam

A sweltering evening at the Hootananny, but despite that a good turn out and we sold a book!!! (Thanks to the guy from the other publisher who agreed to man the bookstall for everyone.)

Cherry read an unpublished story, Cloud Island which fitted rather well with the SciFi concrete-monsters and fairy queens that were the high points of the earlier part of the evening.

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July events (and the last one for June)

A few events to look forward to and to liven up a dull wet Friday.

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Tomorrow, Saturday 30th June 11-6 we will have a stall at Crystal Palace Overground Festival, Westow Park SE19. We will be selling books, and signing them if anyone wants us to, and – depending on the ambient noise – maybe an impromptu reading…

BC-IllustratorArachne founder and Author Cherry Potts is reading at Brixton Book Jam on Monday 8th July at the Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 IDF sometime after 7:30 and can also be caught singing in the chorus of Blackheath Halls Community Opera, Verdi’s Macbeth for most of the rest of that week.

Further readings to be had at
Southwark Arts Fair at Hays Galleria 1 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HP (right on the river)
Saturday 13th July 6-7pm

with readings from
London Lies: The Suitcase Rosalind Stopps
Stations: A Place of Departures Cherry Potts
Lovers’ Lies: For Your Ears Only Bartle Sawbridge
A threat at London Bridge Station … a tour guide who may be more than he seems …
and temporary deafness cured by art.

saf banner a4_2-001On the same day, 13th July, earlier in the afternoon, Arachne author Liam Hogan will be reading at the  OxJam Dalston Takeover launch party. The Party goes from 2pm -7pm but Liam is on at 4-4.15pm (so make sure you are there in plenty of time!) – that’s all happening at the Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road N16 7XN

ARACHNEFEST a4 POSTER copyArachnefest at Clapham Books
Thursday 18th July 7pm.

We are celebrating Arachne’s first birthday with a reading at Clapham Books
120 Clapham High Street SW4 7UH

readings from all our books:

London Lies: Martin Pengelly‘s Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore read by Phil Mulryne
Stations Rosalind Stopps’ How to Grow Old in Brockley read by Carrie Cohen
Lovers’ Lies Bobbie Darbyshire Something Missing

and from our forthcoming books
Weird Lies Nichol Wilmor An Account of Six Poisonings
Mosaic of Air Cherry Potts Penelope is No Longer Waiting

arachne logo white on black bus card sax2On Saturday 27th July we will be at Leeds Book Fair 
St Johns Shopping Centre, Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LQ
with a stall, and readings (times to be confirmed) from
Lovers’ Lies – This isn’t Heat by Richard Smyth and Mirror by Cherry Potts,
and from Stations – Morning Sunshine by Louise Swingler.

Katy Darby at Brixton Book Jam

Katy Darby was at Brixton Book Jam on the May Day bank holiday, giving a bravura performance of her Stations story, The Horror, The Horror. The audience got into it and there were cries or encouragement, anguish and indeed, horror, as the true ghastliness  of the film Unbearable and its evil twin, Nazi Sharks in a Trench unfolded.

Well done Katy, and well done audience!

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Words, Cities and Jam

You can catch Katy Darby flying the Arachne flag a couple of times in the next few weeks:

Katy is reading from London Lies (among other things) at Words on Cities for Annexe Magazine This THURSDAY 25th April at 7.30pm
at the Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial St E1 6AB

£7 (buy tickets here)


and Stations on 6th May (Bank Holiday Monday) 7pm (or possibly 7.30 – there are two times on their website)  at Brixton Book Jam  at the Hootananny, Brixton. FREE

We will be having a book stall at the Book Jam, so come along, be entertained, buy a book!