This week, we’re bringing you an update on three events coming up within the next month. They are all very different, and yet there is a connection: they all involve words and writing; and they all involve members of CWC in one way or another.
Joint Arts Project
We had a wonderful evening on Thursday, when the collaboration between local writers, photographers and artists finally saw the light of day. The project, which has been nearly two years in the making, started with the members of Newton Abbot Photographic Club presenting the writers of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle and Newton Abbot and District Writers’ Circle with twenty photographs. We then wrote a page of words – poetry, prose, description or story – based on our interpretation of the photos. The words, but not the photos, then went to the members of Newton Abbot Art Group, who interpreted our words as paintings. And this week, the trios came together for the first time! There were some fascinating sets, some hugely similar, some completely different.
The project will be exhibited as The Art of Collaboration in TAAG, Teignmouth between 3rd and 16th November. Do pop along and have a look if you are in the area. There will be members of each group on hand to talk about the project, or you can just wander around and admire the work. Sixteen members of CWC have their work on show as part of the exhibition.
And everyone was so pleased with the results that there was talk on Thursday evening of doing the whole thing again next year, starting with the artists next time!
Exeter Literary Festival
It seems like every city, town and village in the country is running a Literary Festival these days. Chudleigh held their eighth one this July and it was the most successful yet. We’re already starting to work on next year’s programme. But Exeter has been sadly lacking in that area; until now.
Between 16th and 18th November, there will be all sorts of events running in a variety of venues across the city. And two members of CWC will be taking part. Elizabeth Ducie and Angela Wooldridge will be contributing monologues to the pop-up stories in the shops on the Saturday morning; Elizabeth will also be presenting a short workshop on The Business of Writing on the Sunday. They will both be taking part in The Write Hub, a get-together for readers and writers, hosted by Exeter Writers, on the Friday afternoon; they will be performing excerpts from banned books during the Banned Books and Prohibition Cocktails wrap party on the Sunday evening. So a busy weekend indeed!
It’s going to be a great festival; and right on our doorstep too. Do check out the website, which you can find by clicking here, and get booking your tickets. Some of the events are ticketed and paid-for; others are completely free.
A reminder that CWC Chairman, Peter Whittle, is presenting his new play, Edna’s Emporium, at the Ice Theatre in Teignmouth at the end of November. The venue is small, and tickets are going fast, so as the saying goes: don’t delay; book today! You can find out more on the Arne House Productions website.