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SEPTEMBER 2010 | OCTOBER 2010 | NOVEMBER 2010 | DECEMBER 2010

Tuesday 2 November, 7.45pm
Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal
Brewery Books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Brewery’s very own book club welcomes guest speaker Kate Harrison Whiteside to lead a lively discussion of Stieg Larsson’s best-seller. Ticket holders can also enjoy a 25 % discount on a meal in the Brewery’s fabulous Grain Store Restaurant beforehand – book a table via the box office.

Tickets: £2.50 (includes tea & coffee).
Box office: telephone 01539 725133 or book online.


Wednesday 10 November, 2.30pm
Ulverston Library
Deborah Swift – The Lady’s Slipper
Deborah Swift was described as “an exquisite new voice in historical fiction” when her novel The Lady’s Slipper was published in June. Set in 17th century Westmorland just after the restoration of the monarchy, it is a tautly plotted read, exploring the themes of love, prejudice and the desire to possess something rare and beautiful (the Lady’s Slipper orchid of the book’s title). Deborah will be talking about her book and about how to write and research an historical novel.

Tickets: £1.00 including refreshments.
Box office: Ulverston Library, tel: 01229 404151.
Part of the Pages Ago promotion of history reading, running in libraries throughout the North West until the end of November 2010. Deborah Swift will also be appearing at Barrow Library (01229 407370) on Tuesday 16 November and Penrith Library (01768 812100) on Monday 22 November, at 2.30pm.


Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm
The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster
Litfest presents: Ben Haggarty and Sianed Jones – Frankenstein
Enter a world of feverish dreaming with this intense steam punk interpretation of Mary Shelley’s modern myth. Storyteller Ben Haggarty and musician Sianed Jones explore the classic tale of a man made by a man. Truly a story for our time, Frankenstein speaks of power unleashed and our fear of the unknown. Part of the Chasing Tales series.

Tickets: £7.50 (concessions £6.00, standing tickets £5.00). Series discount: see four shows for the price of three – call the box office for details.
Box office: telephone 01524 598500.


Tuesday 16 November, 2.30pm
Barrow in Furness Library
Deborah Swift – The Lady’s Slipper
See 10 November event for details.
Tickets: £1.00 including refreshments.
Box office: Barrow Library, tel: 01229 407370.


Friday 19 November, 1.00pm
The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster
Litfest Lunchtime Classics: John Coates on Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tennyson (1809 – 1892) emerged from an appalling family background to become Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate and the voice of his age. The rich musicality of his verse, his command of form and metre, his profound expressions of mood and his clear arresting imagery captivated his contemporaries. At the same time he dealt with the emotional and spiritual problems of his time – the challenges to religious belief, sharpened by bereavement and the strain of rapid social change and loss of the old order.

Tickets: £4.00 (concessions £2.00).
Box Office: telephone 01524 582394 or book online.


Monday 22 November, 2.30pm
Penrith Library
Deborah Swift – The Lady’s Slipper
See 10 November event for details.
Tickets: £1.00 including refreshments.
Box office: Penrith Library, tel: 01768 812100.


Friday 26 November, 7.30pm
Barrow in Furness Library
The English Lakes: A History
Barrow-born writer Ian Thompson talks about his new book, which charts the evolution of the Lake District into the tourist attraction that it is today. The book also explains how many writers helped transform the public perception from ‘horrid mountains’ to ‘vales of peace’, and offers an insight to the cultural phenomenon of the Lake District as well as an insight to the place itself.

Cumbria Libraries are staging this event in association with The Norman Nicholson Society and Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, as part of the Pages Ago promotion of history writing.

Tickets: £2.00 including refreshments. Free to members of The Norman Nicholson Society.
Box office: Barrow Library, tel: 01229 407370.


Friday 26 November, 7.30pm
Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal
Brewery Poets: M R Peacock & Neil Curry
Meg Peacock’s prize-winning and widely published poems are written with an exceptional clarity and an unsparing honesty. She brings a cool yet compassionate eye to themes ranging from her powerful connection to the natural world, to contemplations upon the brevity of existence. Meg received the Cholmondeley Award for distinguished poets in 2005.

Acclaimed writer and poet Neil Curry has published several collections of poetry, as well
as critical studies, reflections on the Cumbrian coast and widely performed versions of Euripides. Combined with his vast knowledge of myth and literature, and an uncanny ability to conjure a sense of place, Neil’s meditative, witty, observant and beautifully crafted poems are beguiling.

Tickets: £5.00 (includes a glass of wine).
Box office: telephone 01539 725133 or book online.


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