Canvas & Cream reading videos

Rather delayed, but here are some videos from the Canvas & Cream reading – featuring the work of Peter Morgan, Paula Read, Andrew Blackman (read by Cherry Potts), Joan Taylor-Rowan and Jacqueline Downs

The Readings Kit


Note to self, written on the pad intended for midnight inspiration and used more often for 4am anxieties:


Wouldn’t life be simple if I was organised? I do a good pretense, but that’s it really. The office looks like a bomb hit it, and A. has retreated with laptop to another room because there isn’t room for both of us anymore.

So what goes in the readings kit?



Posters saying we are there
and postcards for future events
and blu tack
and print off of author information
and print off of what I’m reading marked up for ease
and order slips in case we run out of books (wouldn’t that be nice)
and a tablecloth
and ‘special offer’ notices and price tickets and ‘make cheques payable to…’ sign
and a float
and a charity box for the penny change people sometimes don’t want
and the camera and the tripod(s) and the recording device and spare batteries
and a HUGE suitcase to put it all in

and my ‘Stations Author’ badge, and the Arachne Press one too
and the oystercard!

and (depending on where it is) booze, glasses…

All of which is a convoluted way of saying see you at Canvas & Cream tonight at 7pm!

Now, have I forgotten anything?

Stations Reading at Canvas and Cream

Stations Cover. Image copyright Gail Brodholt

Our first readings are getting booked for Stations.  As a response to the 23 stations that inspired the book, we are trying to organise a reading as close to each station as we can get. Will this ambition be achieved? If you run a venue close to one of the featured stations or know someone who does, please get in touch!

So: the Forest Hill reading is at
Canvas & Cream,
18 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3HF
on Wednesday 28th November 2012, 7-9pm which is technically before the book is published, but they are busy folk and its when they could fit us in.

Featured writers:

Peter Morgan (Forest Hill)
Jacqueline Downs (Crystal Palace)
Paula Read (Honor Oak)
Joan Taylor-Rowan (Anerley)
Andrew Blackman (Sydeham) Read by Cherry Potts

Join us for stories of a strange don-like creature haunting a station, a local museum that houses more than exhibits, homelessness and home baking, a lesson on the birds and bees, and a missed chance at love.