Monday, September 27, 2010

Victor Hugo International Music Festival

In a glowing review of David le Page's wonderful musical tribute to Mervyn Peake on 21st September, as part of the 2010 Victor Hugo International Music Festival in Guernsey, Nicci Martel writes in the Guernsey News.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Constable & Robinson will be publishing Clare Peake's memoir of her parents in May 2011. The youngest of Mervyn and Maeve Peake's three children, Clare recalls her early life in Surrey and Kensington and the death of her father when she was only nineteen. Viewed from a very different perspective from that of her brothers, Under a Canvas Sky recounts a life full of amusing anecdotes and stories set against the tragic background of her father's premature demise in 1968.

Reuters' press release

With the forthcoming staging of The Cave at the Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell, Reuters News Agency have just put out the following press release regarding both the play and the writer.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Sunday Books - Les Livres du Dimanche

An idea of mine which began life nearly a decade ago, has now been brought to colourful and swashbuckling life, courtesy of le geant des lettres anglaises, Michael Moorcock, Jean Luc Fromental, head of Denoel, one of France's most prestigious publishing houses, and of course the artist. Available from October, the book is filled with pirates, animals, and the very wackiest of creations from my father's imagination. Published as a graphic novel, there are over sixty pages of drawings to delight both young and old.

Friday, September 03, 2010

5th International Victor Hugo Music Festival

Drawing of Castle Cornet, St Peter Port, Guernsey by Mervyn Peake

Virtuoso violinist and lifelong Mervyn Peake enthusiast, David le Page, will be giving a recital dedicated to the author and artist's life, on 21st September 2010. This will take place at 8pm as part of the 5th International Victor Hugo Music Festival at St James Church, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Details can be obtained from the festival director, Richard de la Rue, on 01481 238726

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Advertising Alice

Large hoarding placed at a tram stop outside Sheffield University, advertising the very successful Alice exhibition in the Western Bank Library which has been held at the University.