A FANTASTIC festival of writing is taking place this week as Sefton Arts in association with Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall Festival presents Sefton Celebrates Writing – a packed programme of lyrical events.
Local author Carys Bray will be reading from and signing copies of her new book Sweet Home, a collection of her award-winning short stories, at Broadhurst’s bookshop on Market Street today (Thursday) at 5.30pm.
Also today, Rhymin’ on the Ramps hits Rampworx Skate Park in Netherton and Playback, some of Manchester’s finest spoken word artists plus Liverpool rapper KOF present an amazing night of spoken word, beatboxing and tunes.
Saturday is a busy day at The Civic, Crosby, with two daytime performances of Suitcase Stories, a super interactive storytelling show aimed at youngsters aged 3-8 and their parents too, from children’s theatre company Tell Tale Hearts, and later that evening grown-ups can enjoy the Double Bass Special event.
Sir Horace Gentleman Panter, bass player with legendary two-tone band The Specials and Carl Hunter, bass player from The Farm will be in conversation for a celebration of Ska, accompanied by The Farm’s Peter Hooton on DJ duties, spinning a set of Horace’s favourite Ska classics!
The Sefton Writing Competition Awards Evening takes place at Southport’s Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa on Sunday, where talented budding local writers will be recognised.
For more details call: 01704 533333 or 0151 928 1919 or visit: www.seftonarts.co.uk