Videos from Mini Solstice at City Writes

Ian Kennedy &Sarah Lloyd sing Cold Time (from Longest Night)

Katerina Watson reads Threshold from Dusk

Cherry Potts reads an extract from The Midwinter Wife from Longest Night

Join us at Noon this Friday for all-new Solstice material in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Ynys Mon, Cork and London (Blackheath)

City Writes

On Thursday 13th December, you are invited to City Writes Autumn 2018, at The Northampton Suite, City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Arachne Press’ Cherry Potts and Katerina Watson will be reading  their respective Solstice Shorts stories, The Midwinter Wife from Longest Night, and Threshold from Dusk. We will be supported by Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd singing Cold Time from Longest Night, and there will be readings from the winners of this term’s writing contest, Meera Betab, Angelita Bradney, Kate Henderson and Debz Hobbs-Wyatt.

TICKETS £10 in advance only

 

Dusk: Video – Kelston – Oh the Dark, the Dark

From Kelston Roundhill near Bristol, some very atmospheric low-fi video (the high quality version lost on someone’s computer after downloading). In collaboration with Bare Bones Collective and Kelston Records, Anna Kissell  with Oh the Dark, the Dark, for DUSK.

BSL Interpretation Paul Mancini

The unpublished poems and stories from these events are in the forthcoming anthology Dusk.

You can buy the ebook only from us now! Print version not in shops until June 21st preorder from us now for pre-pub copies from beginning of May

Dusk: Video – Ynys Mon – Releasing Birds

Fiona and Gorwel Owen sing Releasing Birds

BSL interpreted by Ffranses Wharton-Faraut

The unpublished poems and stories from these events are in the forthcoming anthology Dusk.

You can buy the book, and the ebook only from us now! Not in shops until June

Dusk Performer: Dan Chapman

Dan Chapman performed music at the Nottingham stop for Dusk, but we didn’t get his info in time to include it beforehand. here it is now.

Dan emerged with a self titled EP in late 2014 and has been performing regularly ever since, touring with his quartet during 2015 in the UK and then solo in Australia, New Zealand and Europe throughtout 2016-17. He produced and released a Live E.P. released on Christmas Day 2016 that features recordings from St John’s Church Hall, Cornwall.

With the versatility of Dan’s voice combined with an ambient style of guitar, Dan Chapman forges a sound that opens the mind ebbing and flowing through different emotions to emcompass and captivate audiences.

2018 looks to be an exciting year for Dan as he records two new projects set to be released later in the year. He will be performing regularly in the Uk during the festival season and then in Australia towards the Australian Spring.

Dusk: Video – Warkleigh – Crepuscule

Tom Nordon plays Crepuscule for Dusk at Courage Copse, Warkleigh, Devon

Dusk: Video – Warkleigh – Tom Nordon

Tom Nordon playing for Dusk at Courage Copse, Warkleigh, Devon

All the unpublished poems and stories performed at the festival are in the forthcoming anthology Dusk.

You can preorder the print version, and buy the ebook, now!

Dusk: Video – Greenwich Caroline Watsham Sundown

Caroline Watsham sings Sundown at Greenwich for Dusk

DUSK: the Complete 12 site programme

 

Dusk:
The Complete Programme

All events BSL interpreted

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Ellon, Aberdeenshire 17:07-17:54
Better Read Books, 18 Ythan Terrace Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 9LJ
Online: https://www.facebook.com/intuitivemusicaberdeen/

Hosts: Euan Kelly and Bill Kelly
Performers: Haworth Hodgkinson and Catriona Yule
BSL Interpreter: Bruce Cameron

Stories
Alex Reece Abbott, MacFarquhar’s Bed
Patrick Gale, Sleep Tight

Music
Intuitive Music Aberdeen: Intuitive music based upon the Winter Solstice mode from Haworth Hodgkinson’s Dundee Ambient

Poems
Mandy Macdonald, Gloaming
Joy Howard, Factory
Jane Aldous, After the Sun, Before the Stars
Eileen Carney Hulme, Blue Hour
Alice Tarbuck, Decoration of a Fermented Season
Alison Lock, Crow Haibun
Sue Johnson, The Shortest Day
Michelle Penn, End of Ramadan

Inverness 17:15-18:02
Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/239056849510849/

Hosts: Phil Baarda and Sherry Morris
Performers: Amy Hasson and Alexander Donaldson

Poems
Jane Aldous, After the Sun, Before the Stars
Eileen Carney Hulme, Blue Hour
Alice Tarbuck, Decoration Of A Fermented Season

Stories
Pippa Gladhill, In-Between Dog
Sherry Morris, Granda’s Plan
Alex Reece Abbott, MacFarquhar’s Bed
Lucy Grace, Breadcrumbs

Music
James Bryce, Dusk Song
Ed Bentley, Dusk In The Gers

Greenwich 17:16-17:57
West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN
Online: https://www.facebook.com/SolsticeShorts2014/

Host : Silas Hawkins
Performers: Math Jones, Grace Cookey-Gam
BSL interpreter: Rob Chalk

Stories
Kirsty Fox, They Said there were Pirates
Math Jones, Yes, Twilight

Poems
K Wise, Tempus Erat
John Richardson, all this
Laila Sumpton, Starling Time
Lisa Kelly, Match Girl
Martyn Crucefix, Summers Ended in Sweetness

Music
3 Bucket Jones, Light Another Candle for You
Caroline Watsham, Sundown

Nottingham 17:17-17:59
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 25 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
Online: https://www.facebook.com/NottmWritersStudio/

Performers: Susie Hennessy, Jay Bradley
BSL Interpreter: Elvire Roberts

Poems
Sue Birchenough, Roost
Kelly Davis, Calling Them In
Katy Lee, Red Coat, Wolf, etc
Stevie Krayer, Sleeping Out

Stories
David Mathews, Flick’ring Shadows
Penny Pepper, Wolf’s Head
Lucy Grace, Breadcrumbs
Kirsty Fox, They Said there were Pirates

Carlisle 17:18-18:02
Foxes Cafe Lounge, 18 Abbey Street, Carlisle Cumbria, CA3 8TX
Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/851852114905954/

Host: Nell Dunn
Performers: Ben Brinicombe, Kelly Davis
BSL Interpreter: Karen Edmondson

Stories
Rob Walton, Words On Paper
Samuel Wright, Here

Poems
Lindsay Reid, Summer Evening
Kelly Davis, Calling Them In
Katie Evans, 16:30
Joy Howard, Factory

Music
Nicola Reid, Witching Hour
John Chambers, Balcony

Rossendale, Lancashire 17:19-18:02
The Whitaker Museum & Arts Centre, Haslingden Road, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RE
Online: https://www.facebook.com/whitakermuseum/

Host:  Carl Bell
Performers: Tony Curry, Carl Bell, Neil Bell
BSL Interpreter: Amanda Owen

Poems
Aziz Dixon, Calligraphy of Starlings
Alison Lock, Crow Haibun

Stories
Kirsty Fox, They Said there were Pirates
Lucy Grace, Breadcrumbs
Rosalind Stopps, One Two Three, One Two Three
Samuel Wright, Here

Music
Sarah Grundy, Night & Day

Lancaster 17:20-18:03
The Print Room Café, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH
Online: https://www.facebook.com/northwestliterarysalon/

Host: Yvonne Felton-Battle
Performers: Mary Hooton, Leo Atkin, Marian Cox
BSL Interpreter: Carol Kyle

Poems
Joy Howard, Factory
John Bevan, Afterglow

Stories
David Hartley, Daylight Savings
Rob Schofield, Four Beaches
Rosalind Stopps, One Two Three, One Two Three

Birmingham 17:21-18:03
The Goose, 561 Bristol Rd, Birmingham, B29 6AF
Online: https://www.facebook.com/unbrokencocoon/

Host: Adam Elmi
Performers: Sam Arrowsmith and James Bryhan
BSL Interpreter: Emma Dunleavey-Dale

Poems
Nigel Hutchinson, Some Times a Black Cloud
Sue Johnson, The Shortest Day

Stories
Sherry Morris, Granda’s Plan
Fiona Salter, On The Evening Train

Music
Brandon Sheils, Dusk

 

Bristol 17:27-18:07
The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill, near Bath, BA1 9AF
Online: https://www.facebook.com/thebarebonescollective/

Performers: Paul Deaton, Elizabeth Parker, Corinne Harragin
BSL Interpreter Paul Mancini

Poems
Paul Deaton, Brunel’s Bridge
Elizabeth Parker, Dhusarah

Stories
Helen Slavin, At Sky’s Edge
Sherry Morris, Granda’s Plan

Music
Ichi, Magic Hour
Anna Kissell, Oh, The Dark!

Holyhead, 17:30-18:12
Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Ynys Mon, LL65 1TE
Online: https://www.facebook.com/ucheldre.holyhead/

Host: Ness Owen
Performers: Nicholas McGaughey, Karen Ankers, Trefor Stockwell
BSL Interpreter: ffranses Wharton-Faraut

Stories
Katerina Watson, Threshold
Cath Bore, The Dusk Runner

Poems
Jill Sharp, The Dogs of Delhi
Ness Owen, Female Blackbird Sings (in Welsh and English)
Jeremy Dixon, Driving to Blackpool to Visit My Sister
Nicholas McGaughey, Magic Hour
Stevie Krayer, Sleeping Out
Carl Griffin, Sea’s Wedding

Music
Fiona & Gorwel Owen, Releasing Birds and Y Gwydd

Warkleigh 17:33-18:14
Courage Copse Creatives, Warkleigh, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9DD
Online: https://www.facebook.com/Courage.Copse.Creatives/

Performers: Katy Lee and Lisa Schneidau
BSL Interpreter: David Wolfenden

Poems
Nigel Hutchinson, Some Times a Black Cloud
Kelly Davis, Calling Them In
Gabrielle Choo, Sundown Breath
Katy Lee, Red Coat, Wolf etc

Stories
Pippa Gladhill, In-Between Dog
Cath Bore, Dusk Runner
Katerina Watson, Threshold
Jackie Taylor, Cape Cornwall

Music
Tom Norden Crepuscule
Sharon Lazibyrd After Dark There’s Sun and Time Has Its Own Song

Redruth 17:40-18:20
The Writers’ Block, The Merlin Building, Cornwall College,
Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3RD
Online: https://www.facebook.com/TheStoryRepublic/

Performers: The Story Republicans
BSL Interpreter: Debbie Harvey

Poems
Alannah Egan, I Am Dusk
Roselle Angwin, The Standstill
Bridie Toft, Arrival

Stories
David Hartley, Daylight Savings
Patrick Gale, Sleep Tight

Music
The Farewell Shanty, collected by Merv Vincent
Dusk is Dark, poem by Andrew Lanyon, set to music by Katie Kirk

Inverness Playwrights

Intuitive Music Aberdeen

Bare Bones Collective

Dusk Songsters: Fiona and Gorwel Owen

Fiona Owen has had five collections of poetry published, the latest being The Green Gate (Cinnamon Press). She teaches creative writing, literature and other arts/humanities subjects for the Open University, and writes and records songs with Gorwel Owen, the latest CD being Releasing Birds. www.rhwng.com

Gorwel Owen is involved in many music-making activities, including as a performer and recording engineer; he also teaches humanities with the Open University. He writes and records songs with Fiona Owen, most recently their album Releasing Birds. https://fionagorwelowen.bandcamp.com