LGBTHM Richmond Library

We have a great fondness for LGBT history month at Arachne Press, and we are also exceptionally fond of libraries. As a result the combination definitely works!

Our last outing for February was to Richmond lending library, one of the oldest public libraries in London (lovely building, glass roof, unfortunately on the flight path for Heathrow…)

Here are some readings from that evening, mainly from Cherry Potts, but with assistance from Alix Adams on the first one. The sound isn’t wonderful (those planes…) but it’s better than what we managed on the video camera.

In order of appearance:

Arachne’s Daughters from Mosaic of Air (Cherry Potts)

Death & Other Rituals from Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time (Tannith Perry)

A Place of Departures from Stations (Cherry Potts)

The Other Side of Sleep from the anthology of the same name (Kate Foley)

Tasting Flight from Lovers’ Lies (Catherine Sharpe)

 

 

The Story Sessions are back!

Wednesday May 21st 7pm, at our new venue The Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT join us for

The Technician’s Tales – stories with a Sci Fi leaning.

Featuring:

Liam Hogan, Cliff Chapman, Daniel Carpenter, Cherry Potts and Catherine Sharpe (Catherine’s story will be read by Carrie Cohen)

with tales of extraterrestrials, space walks, opinionated machinery, and all sorts of strange, otherworldly things.

£3 on the door or for advance booking.

Drinks snacks and books available.

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LGBT history event at Walthamstow Library

The third Arachne organised event for LGBT History month, (see Lewisham Library and North Kensington Library for video of the first two) and actor Sarah Feathers joined Cherry Potts at Walthamstow to read extracts from Mosaic of Air and Lovers’ Lies.

I’m afraid the recordings sound like they were made in the Ladies, owing to a resoundingly echoey room and a huge fish tank burbling away in the background.

Sarah reading from Tasting Flight by Catherine Sharpe

Cherry reading from Mosaic of Air

Sarah reading from Dara by Jessica Lott

Cherry & Sarah reading from Baby Pink/Electric Blue (from Mosaic of Air)

Cherry will be on the radio on Tuesday 18th February sometime between 6.30 – 8.30 pm, on Out in South London on Resonance FM.

Deptford Lounge LGBT evening – the video

Following on from our Ealing outing we reprised the show at Deptford Lounge, with a slightly different line up. I still managed to not stand in front of the camera. Hey-ho.

Will Everett reads from Mirror by Cherry Potts

Gloria Sanders reads from Tasting Flight by Catherine Sharpe

Paula Read reads from her own All Change at Canonbury

Sarah Feathers reads from Dara by Jessica Lott

© Arachne Press 2013

Ealing Library the Video

As we lug our suitcase of books from one reading to the next, we are getting to know corners of London we’ve never been to before, which gives a fresh perspective on both the variety and sheer size of the city. I don’t think of it as a City really, more as a series of interlinking towns and villages, (a bit like a country in its own right) some of which are surprisingly close and some of which really aren’t. Ealing was nearer than I thought!  We were fantasising last night about an Arachne charabanc or possibly just a taxi (complete with driver, obviously), all liveried with the web logo. But until the day someone buys me that as a present (HINT) it’s the good old underground.

Anyway, enough of that: The LGBT History Month stories!!

Sarah Feathers reading from Dara by Jessica Lott

Gloria Sanders reading from Tasting Flight by Catherine Sharpe

Adam Ganne reading from Mirror by Cherry Potts

Paula Read reading from her own story, All Change at Canonbury

You don’t get me reading Leaving because having set the camera up I failed to stand where it could see me!

© Arachne Press 2013