Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fantasycon 2009

I have been invited to speak on September 19th at Fantasycon 2009, the annual convention of The British Fantasy Society. My talk will follow this year's special Award Ceremony for new writers, while household names in the genre will among the invited guests of honour.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A new angle on Gormenghast

A new angle on Gormenghast, and one that has resulted in a good response from readers and Twitters alike is the following, written by Mark McGuiness a member of the late Mervyn Peake Society.

Read some of the comments.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Gormenghast stained glass window

The New York based stained glass artist, Joseph Cavalieri, has produced a very attractive montage in glass to fulfil a commission from a Peake fan. Aspects of Gormenghast have been incorporated into the work that include the Countess's cats, the outer dwellers houses, and the castle seen in the background as a looming presence.

Warwick University at The Fringe

The highly regarded Warwick University graduate student theatre company Curious Directive will be performing Boy in Darkness at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival between 7th and 22nd August. The play can be seen at the Zoo Venue in the city.

For further details please contact The Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 0131 226 0000

Mervyn Peake play performed in Camberwell

One of Mervyn Peake's plays was performed at the tiny Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell on 21st June, which produced a great response from the full house. Adapted by Brian Sibley, The Cave was performed by Flat Pack Productions who brought this powerful piece to life. The denouement of the play; the whole cast die from gut shots, brought gasps from the rapt audience. A complete triumph, and one which hopefully will repeated in the not too distant future.