The Old Woman is in Ealing this weekend

Another outing for The Old Woman from Friuli!

Ghillian Potts‘ creation will continue her tour of London Libraries at West Ealing Library Melbourne Avenue, Ealing, W13 9BT

Reading by the author’s daughter & publisher Cherry Potts

Saturday 12th August 2pm Free

Suitable for everyone age of 5 and above

Books available for sale

In the meantime here’s Sarah Feathers reading the book at Osterley Library last month!

Relationships in story and song Solstice Shorts Festival Video

Video

Sarah Feathers reads Sarah Evans‘ story, Stone Baby, in which Eleanor looks back on as a choice made years earlier. 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.

and three different takes on relationships:

Shadrack Tye The Task

http://youtu.be/A85_I-MfNoE

and The Lovers’ Tale

http://youtu.be/UEEj5GGpQlM

and Pepper & Shepherd with Courage

http://youtu.be/dre81wGcXWE

 

A Winter’s Evening in Bekescsaba Solstice Shorts Video

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:

Have You Ever Thought, from Shadrack Tye

http://youtu.be/u3af3bfE7Ro

and

Annie from Pepper & Shepherd

http://youtu.be/kiDaJXgah9k

[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!

The Story Sessions – Youthful Tales – Video

Here’s the remaining video from July’s The Story Sessions.

Fantasy from Sue Oke reading from her story, Home Rock

Flash from the Floor with a touch of horror from David

and Adventure from 12 year-old Beth Broughton-Jones with Elizabeth Noir and the Titanic Adventure, read by Sarah Feathers.

 

Youthful Tales at The Story Sessions

story sessions youthful tales final23rd July 7pm for PROMPT 7.30 start

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!

£3 on the door or from EventBrite

Cafe of Good Hope, 216 Hither Green Lane, SE13 6RT

Soft and Alcoholic drinks available, some snacks.

Videos from Other Worlds – Weird Lies

More videos from our celebratory Brockley Max evening at Misty Moon, readings this time from our Saboteur2014 Award Winning anthology, Weird Lies.

Sarah Feathers reads from David Malone‘s The Love Below

Lisa Rose reads from Christopher SamuelsTouchdown

and Tony Bell reads from Lee Reynoldson‘s Haiku Short, Parakeet Prawns, Konnichiwa Peter

Other Worlds at Misty Moon

other worlds email version

As part of the Brockley Max festival, we are reading at Misty Moon Gallery, behind Ladywell Tavern, 80 Ladywell Road SE13 7HS, 7pm 1st June at 7pm.

We were rifling or is that riffling*? through Lovers’ Lies and (Award WINNING) Weird Lies for stories as yet unread to a live audience, and look what we found!

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.

Haiku Short, Parakeet Prawns, Konnichiwa Peter by Lee Reynoldson, read by Tony Bell
The Love Below by David Malone, read by Sarah Feathers
Touchdown by Christopher Samuels, read by Lisa Rose
Surf & Turf by Mi L Holliday, read by Sean Patterson
This isn’t Heat by Richard Smyth, read by Silas Hawkins
The Real McCoy by Cherry Potts, read by Carrie Cohen

find out more about the readers

Can’t wait til the 1st June for your fix of live science fiction? come to The Story Sessions on Wednesday 21st May as well! Different stories and mostly different writers, but the same weird stuff.

*The spell check doesn’t like it, but it’s what you do with books isn’t it: riffle – as in to flick rapidly but gently through the pages… word of the day!

 

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.

LGBT History Month events

LGBT History month poster smallLGBT 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.

Cherry will be joined by poet Kate Foley, humorist  V.G. Lee and debut novelist V.A. Fearon.

The Story Sessions, Queer Tales, 19th February 7.45 at the Ivy House SE15 3BE – Cherry, Catherine Blackfeather, Anny Knight, Rebecca Idris and Clare Summerskill (Voluntary financial contributions welcomed, and of course you can join in with 100 words on theme in Flash from the Floor.)

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.

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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