The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre is hosting a number of events in the coming months:
A Lot Less Ordinary (Creative Writing programme)(& Performance Snapshot Showcase)
with Anne McMaster and Peter Davidson
Date: Thursday 25th January – Thursday 22nd March
Price: £40 (for 8 sessions) or £6 per sessions (Registration day free)
‘Come along on Thursday 25 January at 6.30pm -no commitment! Chat to the Anne Mc Master and Peter Davidson. Relax, contemplate and then register for the formal what could be the start of your creative year.
This is no ordinary creative writing programme. Join a journey of fantasy and fiction, geeks and new frontiers. A creative writing programme for the fearless, with gritty spilling ideas, where the crazy mechanics of expressions and thoughts are teased and refined. The programme will work towards a Performance Snapshot Showcase through film or staging of the writing devised
Anne McMaster describes herself as ‘an ex-farmer, big blonde mad hair’ and has found creative inspiration in her work as a writer and theatre maker with young people, the marginalised and those with new creative energy to explore and share. She will find your creative energy and send it soaring.
Actor, film maker and general art geek Peter Davidson will refine the best of your workshop work for the Performance Snapshot Showcase – each writer gets the chance to showcase their work to camera or on-stage and together creating a creative and fantastic showcase of your words and ideas.’
Places limited to 14.
‘An exciting on-stage reading adventure is coming to Limavady.
Over the course of one day, ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’, a classic of modern American literature, will be presented chapter by chapter in a unique initiative called ‘Book Your Chapter!’
With support from Libraries NI, we are seeking 31 individuals or groups to present each of the 31 chapters on stage – you can read it, act it, dance it, put it to music, film it, puppet it or present it in another language.
Readers, performers, local personalities, community groups and young people are invited to bid to present their favourite chapter. Whatever your age, language or medium, we want ideas big and small.
The Harper Lee novel, first published in 1960, has appealed to readers for generations thanks to its well-loved characters Scout and Atticus, Jem and Tom Robinson and enduring themes of justice and childhood, racism and disability that will resonate with many different people.
Information on the 31 chapters and the form to bid for your favourite chapter, is available right here and via Libraries NI website. Forms can be returned at any time up to Friday 26 January. A wide range of different ideas will be presented to audiences on Wednesday 21 March – bringing the book to life on stage in an epic and memorable way.’
To book, or for more information, click here.
Event: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (readathon)
Date: 21st March
‘A special readathon community event promoting literacy and the love of words, supported by Libraries NI.
Book You Chapter! is an ambitious and epic reading adventure for lovers of books and words. Over the course of one day, the entire novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee will be presented on stage – chapter by chapter – by you!
Be part of something epic and memorable in bringing this much loved novel to life. Can we do it? Yes, we can, but only with your help!
This event will give readers, performers, local personalities, reading groups, school groups, community groups and young people a great opportunity to celebrate their love of reading.
Groups and individuals will get to present one chapter of the novel on stage. Are you a budding storyteller who would like to showcase your skills on stage? You might be a school group who is studying To Kill a Mockingbird and would like to present your own unique performance reading. Do you have a wild and wacky idea of how to make your chapter stand out? Whatever your age, language or medium, we’re interested in hearing from you.
Download our simple entry form from here and make a bid to read your favourite chapter. We’ll select the best ideas to present their chapter to audiences on Wednesday 21 March and will confirm presentation slots closer to the time.’
To read the full Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre Events Guide from January-March click here.