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

{ Friday 14th November }

Schools Events/Hull Libraries
Sherry Ashworth

Working with young people from Hull schools, teen-author Sherry Ashworth explores important issues such as bullying, friendship, eating disorders and self-image. Gritty, realistic and relevant.

Thorpes Resource Centre, Homethorp, Orchard Park Estate (free crèche) - 9.30am – 11.30am
Pooh Bear Reading Workshop
Free Tel 01482 224333 enquiries and booking

A workshop for parents, carers and any other member of the public who might be interested in helping local children enjoy books and develop confidence with reading. The emphasis will be on making reading fun and will explore ways in which we can help children to develop the skills and strategies to 'de-code' text and to read for understanding and enjoyment. Sessions are practical and fun and guarantee participants the enthusiasm to inspire reluctant readers.

Pooh Bear Reading Assistance Society is a pioneering organisation with over 27 years experience of providing reading support for local children. Pooh Bear has linked with Humber Mouth 2003 to offer this series of free workshops.

Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 7.30pm
Time Regained (18)
£3.50/£2.50 Tel 01482 327600
Dir: Raul Ruiz 1999 2hrs 28mins (subtitles)

Chilean director Raul Ruiz' masterful adaptation of Proust's Remembrance of Time Past starring John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez and Emanuelle Beart. A meditation on memory and loss, the film is a sumptutous evocation of the early twentieth century.

Tastefully brash, subtly eccentric, and altogether triumphant - Kevin Hagopian

Filled with nuance and texture, this is filmmaking of a very high order whose power of observation and insight creates a transcendent viewing experience....Proust's work has already yielded one cinematic masterpiece (Percy Adlon's 'Celeste'), but Raul Ruiz goes even further in rendering that interior life into something quite remarkable. It honours its source while articulating and expanding the possibilities of form and meaning - The Hollywood Reporter

Take 5, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 7.30pm
Lumsden on Larkin
£3/£2 Tel 01482 223344

Roddy Lumsden, one of the country's leading younger poets, reads from recent work and talks about the enduring influence of Philip Larkin on contemporary poets and on lyricists. A former Writer in Residence for the Music Industry, Lumsden talks about the work of Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and Radiohead among others.

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 7.30 - 8.30pm
An Evening with...
Clare Summerskill

£6/£4 Box Office 01482 323638

A one night stand you'll never regret with the woman who has been described as 'a lesbian Victoria Wood' (Woman's Hour BBC R4).

A magical mixture of monologues, music and standup with a cheeky smattering of audience participation thrown in for good measure!

Clare Summerskill is a lesbian commedienne who performs an original cocktail of stand-up humour and comedy songs to gay audiences up and down the country.

She brings 'dyke' humour to the forefront of alternative comedy. Clare also writes and produces her own stage shows which have toured nationally; as a writer she has written extensively for the BBC and for theatre; and she has published short stories with DIVA books including Single Again and Maggie Maybe. She has also produced three albums.

Currently wowing audiences up and down the country with her electrifying and hilarious show, she has been called 'unorthodox and uninhibited' (The Independent) and 'engaging and charming' (Time Out).

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 9.30pm
Shopping and F***ing
£6/£4 Box Office 01482 323638

Presented by Hull's Northern Theatre Co, Shopping and Fucking is the sensational and shocking play by Mark Ravenhill - a witty look at a corrosive disposable world whose values have been determined by a disinherited generation.

'A darkly humorous play for today's twentysomethings... a real coup de theatre' Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard.

Shopping and Fucking is...falling in love with your best friend - if you can get the right mix of E's and whizz, with passion buried beneath layers of bubble wrap and celophane. A world where microwaves are the only source of heat and where Shopping is sexy and F**king is a job. And if you killed someone, what would it feel like? Or maybe there are no feelings left?

'There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill...He is a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism.' (Financial Times)

ADULTS ONLY. THIS PLAY CONTAINS SCENES WHICH SOME MAY FIND SHOCKING.


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