Hull Literature Festival 2001 8th - 18th November
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{Friday 16th November}


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2.00pm £2.50 (Conc £2)
Film Matinee at Hull Screen, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600

Also featuring:
'speakinhull'
shown at 2pm

Graham Greene Film Matinee:
'Our Man in Havana' (12)
Dir: Carol Reed U.K. 1959 1hr 50mins

The second adaptation of a Graham Greene novel in this short retrospective for the Humber Mouth, it stars Alec Guiness in the unusual role of vacuum salesman spy reminiscent of Geoffrey Rush's position in The Tailor of Panama.

"A real 'winds of change' film, with traditional values visibly crumbling in the heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Guiness is wonderful …… he emerges as a master of the situation through the boldness of his fantasies. Graham Greene's 'entertainment' is only gently macabre and the threats never quite materialise." - Time Out Film Guide


Friday 16th November

7.30pm FREE
Waterstone's Bookshop, Jameson Street
(01482) 580234

The Philip Larkin Society presents:
Anthony Thwaite

Following the publication by Faber & Faber of 'Further Requirements' by Philip Larkin, edited by Anthony Thwaite, The Philip Larkin Society in association with Waterstone's Bookshop present Anthony Thwaite, who will be introducing the volume and signing copies.

Anthony Thwaite was, along with Andrew Motion, one of Larkin's chosen literary executors. He also the editor of Larkin's Collected Poems and Selected Letters of Philip Larkin. He also edited Larkin at Sixty (1982), a birthday tribute.



Friday 16th November

7.30pm £3.50 (Conc £2.50)
Film at Hull Screen, Hull Central Library
Box Office (01482) 327600
Also featuring:
'speakinhull'
shown at 7.30pm

African Visions:
The Season of Men (12)
Dir: Moufida Tlatli Tunesia 2000 2hr 2mins subtitled

"After her sensitive, prize-winning directing debut in 1994, Silences of the Palace, Tlatli returns to the theme of Tunesian women caught between modernity and oppressive traditions in which men are kings and women their obedient servants. Aicha (Rabiaa Ben Abdallah) has realised her lifelong dream of leaving the claustrophobic island of Djerba with her children and moving to Tunis, where her husband, Said (Ezzedine Gennoun) sells carpets 11 months of the year" - Variety

(Programmed for the Humber Mouth 'African Visions' by Mark Ogden, Hull Screen)

There is another opportunity to see 'The Season of Men' at Hull Screen on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm


Friday 16th November

7.30pm FREE
RED Gallery, Osborne Street
Live Performance

'PHORM A'
Electroacoustic Soundscape by Philip Codd

A live performance of the sound installation and special festival commission PHORM A which challenges the line between music and speech. PHORM A will be at the RED Gallery from 14th - 16th Nov, Opening Times 2.00pm - 8.00pm.

(More about PHORM A see: Installations & Exhibitions)



Friday 16th November

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival 8.00pm £4 (Conc £2.50)
Sailmakers Arms Pub, High Street
Tickets on the door

Wrecking Ball Fringe Festival presents:
Brendan Cleary, Geoff Hattersley & Peter Knaggs

"The eternal teenager of Irish poetry, Brendan Cleary's readings and performances are justly renowned: straight -talking, comic, neurotic, deeply moving" Martin Mooney

Brendan Cleary lives in exile from Co. Antrim in Newcastle, where he edited and survived The Echo Room. He works as a part time lecturer, performance poet and stand-up comic. "Here is a talent going to waste" PN Review

The apparent simplicity of Geoff Hattersley's sly funny poems belies a shrewd intelligence as much in tune with larger events as with the daily happenings which seem to form their subject. He is a poet of the people. Geoff lives in Huddersfield where he leads a double life, at night a poet and by day a machine operator.
"Cheeky, imaginative, cerebral, witty - it is poetry which has a lot to say for itself " Douglas Dunn

Racy, engaging, accessible, with an ear for anecdote and an eye for detail, Peter Knaggs identifies the extraordinary in everyday life and writes about it with wit and precision. His poems are sharp, colloquial, fast moving, his sense of humour wry and exacting. This young Hull poet is on its way up. "Impressive stuff" Big Issue

Brendan Cleary  Geoff Hattersley 

Friday 16th November

Writers Guild of Great Britain 8.00pm £5 (*Conc £3)
1st Floor, Hull Central Library
Box Office 01482 327600 City Information
*Concessionary ticket price for this event also applies to members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain

Pen to Page:
an evening with David Nobbs
'Writing Comedy'

David Nobbs David Nobb's latest novel, 'Going Gently' is his thirteenth. He has adapted some of his earlier novels into the TV series 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'A Bit of a Do' and 'The Life and Times of Henry Pratt'. He has also written for many comedians, and will talk about the art of comedy in all its forms.

The last in a series of 'Pen to Page' Writers Guild of Great Britain events for The Humber Mouth which also features Jimmy McGovern (at Hull Truck, 15th) and 3 writers for popular TV soaps (at Hull Central, 10th). 'Pen to Page' is presented by Hull Playwright and Deputy Chair of the Writers Guild - Rupert Creed.


Friday 16th November

8.00pm £8 (Conc £6)
Hull Truck Theatre
Box Office (01482) 323638

Linda Marlowe 'Diatribe of Love'
by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Gwynne Edwards

Following the success of Linda Marlowe's first one woman show, 'Berkoff's Women', 'Diatribe of Love' is the perfect vehicle to display again her already proven virtuosity.

Written by Gabriel García Márquez, renowned for such best-selling novels as 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' and 'Love in the Time of Cholera', his only play 'Diatribe of Love against a seated Man', takes you on a psychological, spiritual and emotional journey.

On the eve of lavish celebrations to mark her 25th wedding anniversary, Graciela reflects on the events of her married life and resolves to take revenge upon her wealthy, powerful, philandering husband, finally extracting a vengeance which is both startling and terrible.

A daunting and poetic study of a woman's past and present dilemma and a visual feast.


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