Sefton Arts presents ‘The Sefton Celebrates Writing Festival’

Tues 10th Nov – Sun 15th Nov

Now in its third year, the festival aims to give people the chance to see some of the UK’s best known authors, and offers FREE workshops and writing surgeries across libraries in Sefton.

Amongst the array of Autumnal delights available this year…

… Crosby Civic Hall plays host to An Audience with Alexei Sayle. As well as discussing his highly successful career as a TV writer-come-performer (The Young Ones), journalist (The Independent, The Observer, Time Out…) and author (The Dog Cathcher, Mister Roberts to name just two), he’ll be waxing lyrical about his love for his hometown and taking questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the event…

Stick Man- Live on Stage, is a wonderful adaptation of the book by the team of writer and illustrator that created The Gruffalo. It is a charming tale of a Stick Man who, whisked away from his family in an incident involving a dog, travels far and wide, used as both pillar and post (or rather, flag mast and cricket bat). Will he ever make it home again? Three actors and a one-man-band combine with a host of colourful characters and animals (and a certain portly gentleman dressed in red and white) in this magical production…

… The classic Animal Farm is given a modern sinister relevance by Gary Shelford’s breathtaking solo performance of George Orwell’s masterwork. The farm yard is created all around you in 110 minutes of utterly compelling theatre, using nothing but a wooden box, amazing sound effects and brilliant physical and vocal dexterity…

… Closing the 2009 Sefton Celebrates Writing Festival, four of Merseyside’s leading female poets, Gladys Mary Cole, Mandy Coe, Pauline Rowe and Rebecca Goss, take to the stage to read from some of their publications and take about their work.

For details and tickets see http://www.seftonarts.co.uk or call the box office on 01704 540011 / 0151 928 1919

A Poet In New York……………………… Tues 10 November, 8pm

Let The Right One In ……………………..Tues 10 Nov, 7.45pm

Roger McGough …………………………… Wed 11 Nov, 7.30pm  (SOLD OUT!)

Animal Farm ………………………………. Thurs 12 Nov, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Austen’s Women ………………………….. Fri 13 Nov, 7.30pm

Stick Man ……………………………………… Sat 14 Nov, 12pm & 4pm

Alexei Sayle ………………………………….. Sat 14 Nov, 8pm

Four Merseyside Female Poets ……..  Sun 15 Nov, 7.30pm

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