Category Archives: performance

Kevan Manwaring: creating a spoken word peformance to promote a new book

I began performing at the same time I began writing in earnest – back in 1991 – and so it is second nature to me to create a spoken word show based upon my latest publication, Northamptonshire Folk Tales (The … Continue reading

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Hometown tales – forthcoming from Kevan Manwaring

Kevan says: I am excited about the forthcoming publication of my second collection for The History Press, Northamptonshire Folk Tales. This has been a very special book for me to write – as I retrod my old stomping ground, revisiting … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock’s short story to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Emily’s short story ‘My Girl’, which won first place in the Bristol short story prize in 2011, is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 29th March 2013, at 3.45 pm.  It opens a short series of … Continue reading

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Kevan Manwaring’s Windsmith Elegy takes flight

This autumn sees the culmination of a ten year project for author and OU tutor Kevan Manwaring. With the publication of This Fearful Tempest, his five volume series, The Windsmith Elegy, concludes. The project began in September 2002, as part … Continue reading

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Andrew Garvin contributes to a new play, ‘The Trackers’

Andrew Garvin has contributed to a performance of the satyric play by Sophocles – entitled The Trackers. He co-operated on the English version of the play, which is contained in the book and programme for this performance. The performance of the play was generated … Continue reading

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Amelia And The Virgin: Saints and their devils

I will be reading from my forthcoming novel, Amelia and the Virgin at the Ilkley Fringe Festival on October 10th at 9pm. As well as extracts from the novel, I will also be giving a talk on the research that … Continue reading

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Writing for Site-Specific Theatre

I’d always wanted to collaborate on a site-specific piece, and when Nutshell’s director Kate Nelson asked me to write a play for her allotment for the Edinburgh Fringe, I jumped. Partly in excitement, partly in terror. Terror because we’d be … Continue reading

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Triplet: Michael W. Thomas

My writing and publication record defines me principally as a fiction-writer and poet.  In the last couple of years, however, I have become increasingly interested in writing drama.  In the context of the OU, this may well have been through … Continue reading

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All-Action Radio Road Movie

The story of Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the pedal cycle, is well known in Dumfriesshire, but he doesn’t seem to get due credit elsewhere. Time, I thought, to put the record straight, and give him his own radio play.  … Continue reading

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Rosemary Dun live at HowTheLightGetsIn Hay

Rosemary Dun, Bristol poet, MC and stand-up, will be performing live at Hay-on-Wye Globe Field Stage on Wednesday 1st June at 2.30 pm.  Here is the link to the programme: http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/2011-programme/globe-field/

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