THE FORGOTTEN QUEENS OF 1066
Mickleover library, Wednesday July 19th, 7pm.
I'm delighted to be talking about my three forgotten queens at my lovely local library. Do come along if you're in the area. Tickets available here.
Kirk Langley Village Hall, Friday October 27th, 7.30pm
This isn't me but it's an event I will certainly be attending as it looks fantastic:
A chance to see one of the runaway theatre hits of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival. It got a 5 star review from the industry’s most respected publication, The Stage, and is a lovely one-man theatre show in turns hilarious, heart-lifting and wacky, which tells the story of how one man actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.
Five years ago, James Rowland’s best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial.
This is low-tech, honest and simple theatre/storytelling with a real connection to an audience. Bearded and naturally sporting a Viking helmet, James holds the audience in the palm of his hand as he relates this very personal, and often side splittingly funny tale. The show is very well put together with live song and music, comedy and the touching moments within the tale are handled sensitively allowing you to celebrate and reflect along with James friendship and passing. One reviewer said ‘At no stage does Rowland come close to sentimentality or self-indulgence. It’s sure-footed, poised and delicate in its treatment of death.’
Battle of Hastings Re-enactment
Battle Abbey, near Hastings, October 13th and 14th
If you fancy a trip down south this wonderful re-enactment weekend is well worth a visit. Packed with stalls and exhibits, the highlight of both days is the actual battle at around 4pm, featuring Normans and Saxon re-enactors from all over Europe.
I'll be there in the literary tent talking about my queens, meeting readers and signing books. It would be lovely to see you so do come up and say hello.
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