recordings from Grange-over-Sands readings from The Other Side of Sleep

We had a grand and lively audience and a beautiful day for our trip to Grange-over-Sands. Here are some recordings of poems read by poets at the event

Judi Sutherland

Adrienne Silcock

Geraldine Green

If you would like to hear more from The Other Side of Sleep, head to the Oxfam Bookshop in Cheltenham this Saturday,25th April at 2:30 for a completely different collection of poets.

Arachne Goes West part 1 the north – Grange-over-Sands

We’ve been meaning to get out of London for a while, and the furthest we’ve managed so far has been Brighton and Oxford, but over the next couple of months we have three gigs further afield, and towards the west.

We are starting in Cumbria:

Thursday afternoon 16/4/15 14:30-16:00
Grange over Sands Library, Grange Fell Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6BQ

Discover diverse approaches to telling stories through poetry. Every poem guaranteed over 40 lines: long, narrative, but by no means traditional poems, by contemporary voices from poets featured in our anthology of Narrative Poems, The Other Side of Sleep.
Geraldine Green, Judi Sutherland (if she can manage a day off work), and Cherry Potts (editor). Plus local poet showcase.

A small charge of £1 is made which includes refreshments.

come along and say hello, and join in if you feel so inclined.

November Readings for The Other Side of Sleep

We are continuing to launch The Other Side of Sleep with more events through November.

Saturday 8th November MiddlesboroughWestgarth Social Club, 99 Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 3EZ. Doors open 7pm. £3 entry. Readings from Adrienne Silcock, p.a. morbid (accompanied by Kev Howard), Judi Sutherland. Also performing are Kirsten Luckins and Emma Whitehall.

Saturday 15th November Amsterdam: The English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71  Amsterdam 4pm. Readings from Kate Foley, Robin Winckel-Mellish, Simon Brod, Sam Small, plus music from Daniel Brouns.

SHORT STORY WEEK: Wednesday 19th November 7.30pm South London:
The Story Sessions, Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT £3
Readings from  Anne Macaulay, Inua Ellams Jennifer A McGowan, Bernie Howley.
Also reading but not in the book,  Anny Knight and Gloria Sanders and hopefully a couple more poets,including you? Join in with flash from the floor.


BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Long List

Congratulations to Arachne authors, Alan McCormick, Alwyn Marriage and Judi Sutherland for making the Long List for Radio 4’s Opening Lines, an annual series for writers new to radio. Fingers crossed for the shortlist!