Saturday, 16 October 2010

A weekend not to be missed in Malton, North Yorkshire - My hometown's 1st Literature Festival 22-24th October 2010

Literature Festival

Programme
An Introduction To The Malton
Literature Festival
It gives us great pleasure to introduce the first Malton Literature Festival. Over the course of three days in October, we will be throwing open the doors of Malton and Norton to a host of writers, playwrights, poets, lyricists and lovers of the spoken and written word. We have readings, performances and workshops from established authors and newcomers to the literary scene. There's storytelling for families, a Dickens extravaganza for those who love the classics, an irreverent musical re-imagining of the Faust legend, and even an erotic poetry night for that frisson of something seductive and sexy.
Workshops of all kinds will be taking place for those who want to give their creativity a boost. Experienced workshop leaders will be bringing the craft of poetry and storytelling alive for first-time writers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Whether it's expressing words through dance or writing your own rom-com, there'll be something for you!
We're especially proud to be hosting the Malton and Norton Town Crier Competition and to welcome contestants in our first ever Open Creative Writing Competitions. The winning writers' work will be showcased at our closing event on the afternoon of Sunday 24th at the King's Head. Our guest judge, award winning local poet Andy Humphrey, will be performing some of his own work there too.
What makes Malton unique among the regional literature festivals is the wholehearted support we've received from local businesses. We would like to thank all those hosts who have provided venues, ambience, and some exceptional food and drink with premium local produce to the fore. Above all, thank you for your enthusiasm. The Festival really couldn't happen without you!
Zoe Plummer. Wendy Loveday. Nick Thompson. Gemma Magson. Sarah Lally Marley. David Jackson (Town Crier Contest).
Friday 22nd October
  • 10am – 4pm Dickens’ Open Day at Scrooge’s Office
  • 7pm Dinner at Hope Central with Andy Seed as Guest Speaker. Tickets £5 inc. dinner.
  • 7pm-8pm Festival Launch with Music by Rob Nightingale - Upstairs in The Kings Head.
  • 8.30pm Erotic Poetry Road Show – Upstairs in The Kings Head. Tickets £5 inc. a drink.
Book Fair in the Milton Rooms (Fitzwilliam Rooms) 10am -4pm
Exhibition of Bibles Through The Ages – Baptist Church
An Exhibition Celebrating the Work of Herbert Read, Local Poet,
Writer, Academic & Anarchist. Malton Library.
Saturday 23rd October
  • 10am-3pm Dickens’ Open Day at Scrooge’s Office
  • 10am-4pm Contest for Loyal Company of Town Crier Members – Norton (am) & Malton (pm), incorporating a Junior Town Crier Contest open to all under 16s.
  • 10.30am Miles Caine & Oz Hardwick in Norton Library – Music & Prose for a Teenage Audience
  • 10am-12pm Poetry Workshop with Alan & Rose, Poets In Residence, in Ambiente. Tickets £7 inc. light lunch at 12.15pm*
  • 10.30am-11.30am Poetry & Performance for 7-11 year olds. Hope Central. Tickets £1.
  • 11am-12pm Musical Children’s Story Telling by Pied Piper in Malton Library.
  • 12pm-1pm Readings from African Children’s Stories - Insignia
  • 12.30pm Creative Writing Workshop & Reading by Kate Lock in Malton Library.
  • 1pm – 3pm Performance Workshop with Alan & Rose, Poets In Residence, in Ambiente. Tickets £7 inc. light lunch at 12.15pm*
  • 2pm-3pm WW1 Poetry & Open Mic Session with David Hughes. Bar 13. Tickets £2 inc. tea & biscuits.
  • 2.30pm Cooking Up A Storm with Sophie Legard. Cookery Demonstration & Foodie Literature in Malton Relish.
  • 3pm -5pm. Drop In Centre – Book Collecting. Tips on building up a book collection & book valuation with Richard Todd. Ambiente.
  • 3pm ‘Inspiration’ – Learn about music, moments & methods that have stimulated the writings of Harriet Vyner with readings from Groovy Bob performed by Quadrophenia star Garry Cooper in Duckett & Jeffreys.
  • 3pm Performing with Confidence with Jude Simpson. Malton Tourist Information Centre. Tickets £5.
  • 3pm Creative Writing Workshop with Ruth Hardy. Next Steps, Norton. Tickets £5 inc. tea & scones.
  • 5pm-6pm – Faust The Musical in Suddaby’s Festival Hall. Tickets £5 inc. a drink.
  • 7pm Dinner with Jude Simpson in Hope Central. Ticket £5 inc. dinner.
Book Signings in Hoppers including Emma Martin, Charlie Charters & Suzanne Marshall Book Fair in the Milton Rooms (Fitzwilliam Rooms) 10am -4pm An Exhibition Celebrating the Work of Herbert Read, Local Poet, Writer, Academic & Anarchist. Malton Library
*Tickets for both workshops are available for the reduced price of £10.
Sunday 24th October
  • 9.30am -1pm Rural Arts – Expressing Words Through Dance. Workshops for 3-6yrs (9.30am -11am) & 7-11yrs (11.30am-1pm)
  • 10am – 4pm Dickens’ Open Day at Scrooge’s Office
  • 11am Brunch with Nick David in Ambiente. Be entertained by Flamenco guitar & readings from Nick’s latest book – Feria. Tickets £6 inc. brunch.
  • 12 -4pm Drop In Centre - Writing & Publishing Your Own Book – Christine Bulmer & Paul Andrews. Ambiente
  • 12-4pm Drop In Centre – Book Collecting. Tips on building up a book collection & book valuation with Richard Todd. Ambiente.
  • 12 -1.30pm or 2.30-4pm Dickensian Lunch with an Abridged Performance of A Christmas Carol. The Counting House CafĂ©. Tickets £7.50 inc. food & drink
  • 1pm-3pm Lyric Writing Workshop with Sharon from Two – Upstairs at The Kings Head. Tickets £5 inc. a drink.
  • 1pm-3pm Allie Spencer. Readings & Romantic Comedy Workshop. Tuis. Tickets £5 inc. a Cosmo Cocktail
  • 2pm Creative Writing Workshop with Ruth Hardy. Next Steps, Norton. Tickets £5 inc. tea & scones
  • 2pm ‘From Lives to Literature’ – The principles of researching & writing biographies based around Harriet Vyner’s Groovy Bob & her biography of Jools Holland – Bare Faced Lies. Duckett & Jeffreys.
  • 2.30pm-3.30pm Whales & Snails & Windmill Sails. Stories of young eco heros from around the world for adults & children of all ages read by Nettlefoot Kate. Tickets £4/adult & £2.50/child inc. a drink & biscuits.
  • 2.30pm-4pm Readings & Talks by The Herbert Read of Ryedale Group. Malton Library
  • 3pm Romcom readings from Jane Lovering. Readings & Chocolate Afternoon Tea. The Hidden Monkey. Tickets £5 including afternoon tea.
  • 3pm Andrew McMillan – Unpretentious, engaging & moving poetry from one of Britain’s risng stars. Wills Bar. Tickets £5 inc. a drink.
  • 4pm – The Grand Finale Event. Prize Giving & Performances by The Exhibitionists, Andy Humphrey & The Scarborough Poets Group followed by an open mic session for all. – Upstairs in The Kings Head
  • 4.30pm What The Dickens – The Milton Rooms. Tickets £8 including afternoon tea. Click here for poster and more information.
  • 8pm “Cold Blood, Cold Heart” – From Book to Play – A Gothic Horror Farce – with the audience as participants! The Milton Rooms (in The Fitzwilliam Bar). Tickets £5 inc. a drink.
Herbert Read Exhibition & Readings. Malton Library. For more information on Herbert Read, click here.
Book Fair in the Milton Rooms (Fitzwilliam Rooms) 10am -4pm
Exhibition of Bibles Through The Ages – Baptist Church
An Exhibition Celebrating the Work of Herbert Read, Local Poet,
Writer, Academic & Anarchist. Malton Library

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