Monday, July 11, 2011

Centenary Weekend

The exhibition of Mervyn Peake and Maeve Gilmore's work at The Last Tuesday Society/ Victor Wynd gallery in Hackney on Saturday afternoon was a huge success. Some of the paintings and drawings had not been seen for many years and it was fascinating to see the work of both artists hung side by side. Many people visited the exhibition, Sebastian entertained us with a speech and the party went on into the evening.

The first part of the new six-part radio adaptation by Brian Sibley, The History of Titus Groan, was broadcast on Sunday afternoon. It is an excellent cast, and Brian has used the device of Titus as narrator which is a poignant way of introducing each of the characters as it alludes to Maeve Gilmore's Titus Awakes conclusion to the Gormenghast books. More here, on Jeremy Mortimer's blog.

Reviews have been building up for the Illustrated Gormenghast, Titus Awakes and Clare Peake's Under a Canvas Sky.

Fergus Fleming in the Literary Review.

The Guardian has a collection of blogs (see above). Join the debate online.

David Blackburn writes in The Spectator.

The Irish Times.

Steve King in the Barnes and Noble Review.

A Sark-related comment by Matthew Bell in The Independent.

Under a Canvas Sky
in Zaman.


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