Saturday, April 17, 2021

21st APRIL CHARLOTTE BRONTE WAS BORN : 205 years ago

Yorkshire's favourite female writer was born this month in 1816.

But did you know that her first novel JANE EYRE in 1847 was originally published under the pseudonym of CURRER BELL.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

WORLD THEATRE DAY : March 27th.

'All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts'

This famous quote by William Shakespeare holds true, especially today. March 27 has been celebrated all over the world as World Theatre Day since the early 1960s. Before everybody got accustomed to films, watching different kinds of drama, particularly on stage, was the prime form of entertainment.
Drama and theatre is the medium that is the reflection of our society. In various languages, it depicts the cultures and traditions that exist all around the world. Therefore, this day is dedicated to not only celebrate it, but preserve it as well and not let it die down, as it is still very much enjoyed by people everywhere.

The past 12 months have been the most difficult for all venues since World Theatre Day became recognised. Please help share their special day with positive vibes about the future and the great times that lie ahead.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

NEW GHOST STORY 'THE WHISTLING' - Bought By Penguin At Auction

Set on a wild Scottish island, The Whistling follows Elspeth Swansome as she takes up the post of nanny to nine-year-old Mary – who hasn’t uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William.

With her charge defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders – but no one will speak of what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies heard in empty corridors. Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms. Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night…

As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself increasingly afraid. But is this island being haunted by the ghosts of the past? Or the secrets of the living?

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

NEW SKY ARTS RSL WRITERS AWARDS

The Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo is collaborating with the Royal Society of Literature to create a mentoring award scheme for emerging authors of colour as part of a £300,000 Sky Arts project.

Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, commented: “In 2021, as we search for a way out of the pandemic, we are turning our attention to the cultural recovery and, in particular, the difficulties facing the next generation of young arts practitioners in a world where opportunities have drastically diminished.”

“Our new ambassador scheme is the cornerstone of this activity, and we are lucky to have five of the leading lights in their fields running bursaries which provide funding and mentoring to up-coming talent. We are looking forward to working with them all and watching some incredible new work take shape.”

Dance artist and choreographer Akram Khan, sculptor Anish Kapoor, conductor Charles Hazlewood and artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall, have also been named as ambassadors and will run their own schemes.

Read the full promotional article at The Bookseller website

Monday, December 28, 2020

OFFICIAL LONDON THEATRE ONLINE ACCEPTS OUR THEATRE TOKEN GIFT CARDS

Perhaps you were lucky enough to receive one of our Official Theatre Token Gift Cards for Christmas.

To book a London Show in 2021 when most performances are to resume, now in order to avoid all those premium telephone numbers many Theatres use, its cheaper, quicker and easier, to use the new online booking service from Official London Theatre.

Regional Theatres however, in most cases are still not able to accept these Gift Cards Online, but this feature will be rolling out soon!

So with the exception of London, to book with your Theatre Token Card, please visit the Box Office in person, of the local Theatre of your choice (please check and see when it's open again). In person you will always get the best price and avoid those premium telephone numbers!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON AUTHOR DUANE SIMOLKE

Gay author Duane Simolke wrote The Acorn Stories, Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, Selected Poems, Holding Me Together, and New Readings of Winesburg, Ohio. He also co-wrote The Return of Innocence and The Acorn Gathering: Writers Uniting Against Cancer. Three of his books received StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Awards, and one received an AllBooks Reviewers Choice Award.

His writing has also appeared in nightFire, Mesquite, Caprock Sun, Beyond: Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Online Gay Community Magazine, The International Journal on World Peace, This Week in Texas, Gay Flash Fiction, and many other print or online outlets.

Simolke was born in New Orleans in 1965 and now lives in Lubbock, Texas. His interests include travel, scifi, books, movies, and music (mostly rock or dance). His writing reflects human diversity and he appreciates that so many other creative people now express that diversity in their work.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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