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.
One of the Judges’ five favourite stories, Pippa Gladhill‘s devastating tale of a moment that changes a life and all the lives surrounding it, and the impact of a photograph seen in a restaurant, read by the talented Sarah Feathers.
And a couple of songs from the festival that really chime with the themes and mood of the story:
[A Winter’s Evening in Békéscsaba is a real photograph by Zoltán Berekméri. We did ask a museum that seems to have the copyright if we could display it on our website but they never came back to us. You can find it here.]
Usual Sign Interpreters’ modest denial of their skills. I am only putting this because they insist. It would all have been absolutely beautiful if they’d had a chance to rehearse with the performers. Planning a signed event yourself? Read and LEARN!
Youthful Tales (Stories FOR young adults and BY young adults – 12 years old and up. It’s not a school night as it’s the first week of the holidays!)
Confirmed stories: Launching: Extract from Devilskein & Dearlove by Alex Smith, read by Malini Stevenson (this is launching the book – it is actually published the day after – get a pre-publication copy at a special price.) Revisiting: Extract from Claude at Harfleur by Marjorie Phillips read by Alix Adams Introducing:Elizabeth Noir and the Titanic Adventure by (Young Author) Beth Broughton-Jones read by Sarah Feathers Exploring:Home Rock by Sue Oke (who will read it herself)
Join in with 100 words of poetry or fiction in the Flash from the Floor session.
Come along, bring your soon-to-be-adults, or your parents as the case may be!
Weird dreams that might become real, loneliness-eating goldfish , gravity-challenged adolescents, a modern take on The Flying Dutchman, Buddha interferes when the air-con breaks down, and (not in either book, but just for fun) a fairground exhibit answering back.
LGBT History month is keeping us busy this year. Cherry Potts is reading from Mosaic of Air at a number of events (Incidentally, should you be keen enough to want to come to all the events Cherry is involved in over February, she will be making an effort to read something different each time, and the focus will vary too, as will the company!
Lewisham Library 199-201 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG 6th February 7.45 for 8, until 9.30 free, but ticketed. 40 tickets available so probably wise to book.
North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, W11 1PZ
(11th February 18:30) is Cherry on her own, reading from Mosaic of Air and some newer work, and discussing how things have changed since MoA was first published. Free.
Walthamstow Library, High Street Walthamstow, E17 7JN 12th February 19:00 is Cherry and actor Sarah Feathers, reading from Mosaic of Air and from Lovers’ Lies in an event called Holding a Mirror up to the 80′s, Lesbian Short Stories now and then, so more historical observation! This is a ticketed event but still free.
And finally: in company with Alix Adams, local author Cherry Potts reads from her short story collection Mosaic of Air, grief, old age, spiders and song, all from a lesbian perspective. Free. 7pm Friday 21st February Crofton Park Library 375 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2AG.
…oh, not finally – we’ve been asked to do another:
Cafe of Good Hope, Hither Green Lane SE13 6RT. Wednesday 26th February. 7pm. Cherry Potts, Rebecca Idris, V.A. Fearon, Catherine Blackfeather Tickets £3.