Writer’s Cafe Takes Flight
Venue: Redwing Gallery
An afternoon of writing, readings, poetry, music and performances at the Writer’s Cafe, led by Abigail and David Rowlands and with performances by the Writer’s Cafe members. All along the festival theme of ‘Taking Flight’.
Taking flight, into the night
Over dreaming spires, past funeral pyres
Take me to another land
Over the glittering sand
Escaping our plight
Flight from the darkness, into the light…
A call to a new adventure.
David Rowlands – ‘Look at the stars, into the sky beyond, to the sleeping world below – all those dream you’ll never know’ (an extract from David’s new song).
Abigail Rowlands – ‘Poems about pilots, song birds and acrobats, mythical figures and the art of taking your leave’.
Rebecca Johnson Bista – Flight from danger – a political situation. Rebecca will be reading extracts from her novel set in India at a time of rioting and conflict between Hindus and Muslims, entitled ‘Black Tongue of Fire’.
Bridgette Cassese – ‘An ex-model takes flight from her tragic past, to shed her demons and escape to a new life. She discovers healing and rejuvenation through art therapy. On a journey that leads to internal and external transformation, she awakens her creativity, unfolding a new dream.’
Victoria Osborne-Broad – ‘When Gerry bought a shining blue stone, she didn’t know it belonged to a jewelled gold chalice made in Cornwall 2,000 years ago. Gerry and her friends get drawn into the hunt for the missing chalice. Soon she has to take flight as others are seeking it too – and all of them are dangerous.’
Kate Mole – ‘Sennen: a place that people might take flight TO, not FROM…but when Gudrun disappears from Sennen without trace, her distraught family come up with a theory about what has happened. Could they be right? And if so, will we hear from Gudrun again?’
Laura Hodgson – A new life takes flight for two soldiers and their straggly assistant, when a commission to investigate food rioting in Penzance during 1795 plunges them unexpectedly into a crucible of new industries, sciences and beliefs
Folk singing performance