Tuesday January 29 at 6.45 for 7pm
The Treehouse, The Greenwich Tavern
1 King William Walk (corner of Nevada Street)
Graham Fawcett’s lecture/performance on Charles Baudelaire. With Sue Aldred as second reading voice.
Baudelaire said something like ‘do poetry even when you’re doing prose’ – and that’s exactly what Graham does, so much so that often, listening to him, we’re not sure where his words end and the poet’s begin…
And in Graham’s words: Baudelaire is an exhilarating poet of the sea-voyage and the love-song who becomes the wandering lone lover of a city, descendant of Homer’s Ulysses, forefather of Joyce’s. To read him is to be instantaneously young, a champion bourgeois-baiting Frenchman, charismatically jaundiced, eloquently susceptible to beauty, isolation, melancholy, the wonders of transgression and the dark side, and hungry to paint the hidden faces of the Paris he famously dubbed a ‘swarming city, city full of dreams’. QED!!!
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Small booking fee applies. Some tickets will be available on the night, £12.50.
Tuesday February 19 to Saturday February 23
The Jack Studio Theatre, The Brockley Jack
410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH.
As a Man Grows Younger – a play for one voice by Howard Colyer, directed by Kate Bannister and performed by David Bromley.
A writer tries to remain true to himself under Fascism. As a Man Grows Younger is a dramatic monologue set in Italy in the 1920s, inspired by the friendship of two writers, Italo Svevo and James Joyce, and their roads from obscurity to fame.
My parents gave me the name Ettore Schmitz. I gave myself the name Italo Svevo. James Joyce named me Leopold Bloom. I’m his Ulysses, people are reading about me far and wide, only they don’t know it’s me when they read his novel.
Booking open: Tickets: £16, £13 conc.
Box office: 0333 666 3366
There is no charge for online bookings brockleyjack.co.uk
Telephone reservations have a £1.50 booking fee. Please note, tickets cannot be bought via in-words
Tuesday April 9, at 7 for 7.30
West Greenwich Library,
146 Greenwich High Road,
West Greenwich, London SE10 8NN
Award-winning Irish poet Jane Clarke will read from All the Way Home, her sequence of poems responding to one family’s experience of WW1. The Mary Evans Picture Library (Blackheath) invited Jane to work with the Auerbach archive of letters, photos, documents, drawings and other items, which offer a unique insight into how the First World War affected the members of this one family – in particular Albert Auerbach, who died in action in 1918, and his sister Lucy, who survived the War and lived on into the early 1970s.
Jane’s sequence, due for publication just before the event, imagines the emotional landscape of war for those at the Front and at home, tracing Albert Auerbach’s wartime journey, following him from home to battlefield to hospital with echoes from his letters and photographs, and his sister Lucy’s concurrent experiences at home. The poems explore the meaning and impact of conflict and war, bearing witness to and honouring lives lost and maimed.
With the generous participation of Patricia Aubrey, Albert’s and Lucy’s niece.
This is a FREE event. Refreshments provided (donations welcome)