The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

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

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Festival Programme


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

{ Sunday 9th November }

Kingston Rowing Club, Beresford Park Playing Fields, off Beverley Road - 7.30pm
Ibsen vs. Strindberg
Free Tel 01482 212478 for directions
or Email [email protected]

For one night only, Hull's Kingston Rowing Club Players present a head-to-head collision between rival Scandanavian playwrights Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. Continuing the Rowing Club's original explorations of Modernist literature, the Players present two great plays - Ghosts (Ibsen) and The Father (Strindberg) - and invite the audience to take sides.

Ibsen (recently described as 'the troll in the living room') and Strindberg (a man of legendary paranoic mania) both produced relentlessly claustrophobic dramas in which human beings are systematically destroyed by supposed 'moral laxity' and sexual indiscretion.

These entirely new adaptations by Philip Wincolmlee Barnes and Espen Jensen present a heady concoction of lust, thwarted wills and spurned egoism.

Festival Critic: Ibsen vs Strindberg

The Lamp, Norfolk Street, off Beverley Road - 3.00pm � 10.30pm
Sunday Service with Wreckless Eric
Free Tel 07940 379051

7.00pm The Sunday Service is a unique singer songwriter weekly event held at the Lamp.

Twelve performers from this event gather together for a Humber Mouth special to launch their album, which was recorded live in just two days and features the best songwriting talent in the city. Come early and feast on the excellent menu provided by "Blunt" food, soak up the laid back atmosphere and a superb variety of original musical quality and style. You really can't go wrong with this one. Let us play.

The Sunday Service CD will be available at this event and throughout the festival on the Humber Mouth bookstalls.

Wreckless Eric � A Dysfunctional Success

A live solo performance which includes songs from all stages of his long career, mixed in with new material and, of course, a reading from A Dysfunctional Success, Eric�s recently published autobiography which describes his life as a struggling musician in Hull.

Wreckless Eric was one of the early stars of Stiff Records alongside Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and the Damned. His first single, Whole Wide World, released in 1977 was a huge underground hit.

In 1981 he left Stiff Records and briefly formed a band, Captains of Industry, with Norman Watt Roy and Mickey Gallagher of the Blockheads. He released one album on the Go Discs label before retiring from the music business in disgust.

He eventually turned his back on the mechanics of fame and fortune and having overcome a serious drink problem formed the now legendary garage band, The Len Bright Combo. Since then he has survived a nervous breakdown, bankruptcy, and nine years in the French countryside.

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