Word on the Street – Video

Last week we took part in the Word on the Street Literature Festival in Clerkenwell. Here’s some video of our musicians (the wonderful Ian Kennedy and Sarah Lloyd) who accompanied the writing with your ears workshop and then topped and tailed the readings with songs that complemented  the stories being read / the exhibition on in the London Metropolitan Archives, where we were.

And here are the readers

Joan Taylor-Rowan reading from Renewal, her story in London Lies

David Bausor reading from O Happy Day, also from London Lies


Dizz Tate reading from Time Man, her story in Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time

Joan and David are reading at our Brockley Max event on 30th May, and Joan is also reading at our Brockley Max event on 4th June!

Arachne workshop and readings at Clerkenwell Lit Fest – Word on the Street

Word on the Street FINAL lo_res pages

Cherry Potts copyright Tom Dingley 2014Saturday 9th May  2-3:15 Writing with Your Ears: a workshop

Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd

Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd

hosted by Cherry Potts, author and owner of Arachne Press, exploring how fiction and poetry can be inspired and supported by live music, with live music from multi-instrumentalists and folk singers, Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd, who collaborated with us on the same workshop at Solstice Shorts. Come and discover how your own writing can flourish. Option to perform your story with Arachne Press authors later in the day:

Inua Ellams3:30 – 4:30 Readings of London-based stories and poems joan observer spoof (3)from Arachne Press authors, Inua Ellams, Dizz Tate, Joan Taylor-Rowan and David Bausor, plus participants in the Writing with Your Ears workshop, with music from Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd.

Dizz tate

Dizz Tate

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB

readings £5, workshop £10,  combined ticket £12

Dizz Tate Time Man and Pepper & Shepherd Build Your Heart Solstice Shorts Video


Dizz Tate reads her story Time Man, at West Greenwich Library, our early morning venue. Time Man was one of the five stories from the Solstice Shorts Festival writing competition that the judges liked best.

This story is one of 16 read at the festival and featured in the book Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time.
Our BSL interpreters wish it to be known that this is not what they consider performance standard signing, they needed a chance to rehearse with the performers for that, but you will be able to follow the story.

The magnificent Pepper & Shepherd play Build Your Heart, inspired by crying over a book, the way you do; later in the day, at The Royal Observatory Greenwich.