The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

{ Hull Literature Festival 2003 6th - 16th November 2003
 the humber mouth }


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Festival Programme

Introduction

Preview Events

Thursday { 6th } November

Friday { 7th } November

Saturday { 8th } November

Sunday { 9th } November

Monday {10th } November

Tuesday {11th } November

Wednesday { 12th } November

Thursday { 13th } November

Friday { 14th } November

Saturday {15th } November

Sunday { 16th } November

{ Saturday 15th November }

11.00am – 1.00pm
Songwriting Workshop with Emma Rugg
£5 Tel 01482 616961 for details and booking

Emma Rugg is one of the most accomplished and exciting singer-songwriters to emerge in the last few years…and she lives in Hull.

Impressing critics and audiences alike with her CD Isolated Impressions, Emma writes powerful lyrics and performs with strength and style.

Join her in a workshop which looks at the art of songwriting and specifically the skills needed to the interpret the music and words of great songs, discover how to connect emotionally to material, and how to perform with confidence and real feeling.

Places strictly limited to 15 – book early to avoid disappointment.

Endsleigh Centre, Beverley Road - 7.30pm
Literally Speaking
£5/£4 Tel 07958 311102 [email protected]
Good News, 67 Wright Street, Hull

Credo presents an entertaining and thoughtprovoking exploration of language through poetry and prose, speech and silence, twists and truths, songs and sonnets. Join them on a journey via drama, humour, movement, music and video towards a better understanding of how language shapes our lives.

Tickets are limited: early booking recommended.

Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 7.30pm
RE: Write Matalo
£2.50 Tel 01482 327600

In association with Hull Short Film festival, a special screening of Matalo, as rescripted by a very diverse group of writers. The four consecutive showings of this ten minute film have each had a different soundtrack added and written respectively by Glynis Charlton, Anton Hecht, Philip Wincolmlee Barnes and Steven Hall. Showing tonight with the original, this project promises to explore ideas of authorship, narrative determinism, ownership and control.

Matalo
Dir: Jean Stephane Sauvaire 2003 10mins (subtitles)
'Once upon a time there was a devil, lost in the centre of Mexico city - harrassed, hounded, his path crossed that of two children...'

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 10.00am-9.15pm
New Writing Day with John Godber, the Blockheads & Guests
Box Office 01482 323638
Free or £5/£4 as marked

The Blockheads and John Godber invite you to an all-day exploration of new drama, workshops and performance and free foyer fringe entertainment. An exciting mix of local and national talent join forces to discover the best in new theatre and theatre practice.

All day free access to performances including sustenance from the Foyer Soup Kitchen, some events priced separately.

Foyer Fringe:
The hub of the New Theatre Writing Day, the foyer will have stands, stalls, artwork, entertainment, a Soup Kitchen and bar to keep people going.

2.00pm - 3.00pm
The Upside Down Show
Following their sell-out show In Other Words earlier in the year, Alternative Entertainment present experimental poetry and dramas in a lightning-quick and participative performance. Expect the unexpected!

5.15pm - 6.00pm
Emma Rugg
Emma Rugg is Hull's latest musical sensation, gaining rave reviews and a loyal following for her album Isolated Impressions.

Stephen Jeffreys is one of Britain's leading playwrights and the author of more than twenty palys, including The Libertine, I Just Stopped by to See the Man, Valued Friends, and A Going Concern. For a decade he was the Literary Associate at the Royal Court and is currently writing Playwriting for Nick Hern Books.

BlockHeads
Hull Truck Writers’ Group

Since April 2003 a group of 11 new playwrights from the region have been working with Hull Truck Theatre to develop and explore their skills in writing for the stage. The group has worked alongside various playwrights, directors and actors during a continuing course of workshops and meetings, strengthening their already individual styles. This festival sees the first staging of the writers’ work from the past weeks, and demonstrates a work-in-progress glimpse at their development.

Since the beginning of September, the group members have been working specifically on producing a short piece for the literature festival. The only directive given was that it must be no more than ten minutes in length, requiring minimal set and props.

True to form the group has produced an eclectic mix of work, which a team of professional actors and directors will develop for rehearsed readings throughout the day. Join us as together we bring this work to the stage for the very first time.

Blockheads and Hull Truck Theatre are grateful for support received from Arts Council Yorkshire for ‘Creative Factory’ funding for this project.

John Godber
John Godber has always been committed to new writing. Since his days in drama training, through his teaching at Minsthorpe High School, and for the past 20 years as Artistic Director at Hull Truck Theatre, John Godber has written and directed a continuous stream of new work. We now welcome him to the 2003 Humber Mouth Literature Festival, at a time where his creative juices are at full flow. With his latest production “Screaming Blue Murder” currently touring throughout the UK, what better time to hear his views on making a career writing for the theatre.

The Test Tube Theatre - Versus the Silent Majority

The Theatre Test Tube's ultimate aim is to overload you with ideas. Their events are created around short plays, stories and poems drawn together to form diverse programmes aimed at doing what theatre does best - stimulate.

The company has a policy of promoting new talent in the fields of acting, directing and writing, and it depends and thrives upon the vibrancy of emerging practitioners and their work.

Versus the Silent Majority is a collection of short pieces drawn from the work of respected playwrights such as Harold Pinter and Ionesco, and new and exciting writing from Steven Hall, Jake Walker and others.

Main programme:

10.00am -10.45am Blockheads
11.00am -1.00pm Stephen Jeffreys Masterclass
1.00pm - 1.30pm Lunch at the foyer Soup Kitchen
1.30pm - 2.30pm Blockheads
2.30pm -3.00pm Coffee break
3.00pm - 4.00pm John Godber: What's Funny About That? £5/£4
4.15pm -5.15pm Blockheads
5.15pm - 6.00pm Dinner at the foyer Soup Kitchen
6.00pm - 9.00pm The Theatre Test Tube: Versus The Silent Majority £5/£4
9.00pm - 9.15pm Round up and close.

Festival Critic: Theatre Test Tube


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