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Historical Novel Society New Novel Award

Deadline: December 31

For an unpublished novel; online submission only

http://historicalnovelsociety.org/

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WordsDecember submissions

 

31st December 
Words Short Story Competition 2017
www.wordsmag.com

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Baskerville2Jay Taylor & Patrick Robinson in Baskerville-319 Photo © Ellie Kurttz #

December 9-January 13

Baskerville

A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig

Liverpool Playhouse

Reviewed for North West End
www.northwestend.co.uk

3*

Off to a cracking start, with a huge clap of thunder, opening onto a desolate stage and five mysterious figures. In many ways, tonight’s special effects

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Photograph: Brian Roberts

December 1 – January 6

Jungle Book

Unity Theatre: www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Reviewed for North West End;

shorter version appears on their website: www.northwestend.co.uk

4 *

Have the Unity gone and done it again again – or have they over-done it this time: bitten off

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Fancy a closer look?

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Information is posted virtually every day,
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I’ve been thinking: the worst thing of all in the current climate is that
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Orbis 181, Autumn

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Front cover artwork: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ by Shanina Conway
https://shanina-conway.pixels.com/index.html?tab=images&page=3

The Long and the Short and the Tall? Well, long poems this time, certainly,
and a lot that rhyme  
(which perhaps this should do in honour of the occasion),
except –
Helen Harrison’s  
The Rhythm of Wood. Plus a couple under 10 lines,
and maybe you’ll agree with  
Gregory Arena, that We’re all Dr Who?
Yes, quite a few Tales of the Unexpected:
ever come across
The Patagonian Su? Let Colin Sutherill explain. Or you could visit  
Mt. Hiei
in the company of
Pauline Flynn, perhaps pay a Cold Call, with Martin Malone.
Meanwhile, Lay by Gale Acuff is entirely open to interpretation,
and better pay heed to
Marie Dolores’s suggestion: Beware the Meek.
What exactly does
Cathy Whittaker have in mind, saying, I will buy a trunk?
N
o prizes however for guessing whom Grahame Lloyd’s
Trumpery Trumpety Trump is about. And forgive us
if we seem to be blowing our own trumpet, Because reading the magazine –
you’ll soon see why…

Featured Poet

Lyn Moir: Life Drawing; Playing Deck Shuffleboard with Somerset Maugham, 1948;
At the Movies, Ohio 1942

Poems from Matt Barnard, A Portrait of the Artist as a Sasquatch;
Judith Drazin, A Blue TimeJonathan Edwards, Best Man;
Eve Jackson
, The Dutch Circus Came To Town and They Missed It;
Grahame Lloyd,Trumpery Trumpety Trump

Prose from
Gregory Arena, Examination: the Italian English Certification Centre Cambung ©;
Christine Despardes, MassCity; Joanne Feltham, Perspectivo (Translation):Perspective

Past Master: David Troman on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Article: Carol Sausman: On Rhyme and Reason

Reviews by Maria Isakova Bennett, Ross Cogan, Angelina d’Roza,
David Harmer, Lindy Newns, Lynne Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis Contributors also include

Kevin Barrett; Jane Blanchard; A. C. Clarke; Michael Coy;
David Crann; Fiona Donaghey;
Kieran Egan; Scott Elder;
Aidan Fadden; Leo Holloway; Patricia Leighton; Tim Love;
Julie Lumsden;
Patricia McCaw; D. A. Prince; Tanya Prudente; Alexandra Sashe;
A. K. S. Shaw; Anne Symons; Philip Williams; Alessio Zanelli

Mslexia books

MslexiaOrbis quarter

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Comprehensive catalogue of nearly 600 independent literary presses and journals
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Northern Broadsides Sept 2017For Love Or Money by Lesage TurcaretAdapted by Blake Morrison  Directed by Barrie RutterDesigned by Jessica Worrall   Lighting by Tim SkellyBarrie Rutter/ Fuller  Matt Booth/Ruddle  Sarah Parks/TeresaJim English/Martin  Jordan Metcalfe/Jack  Jacky Naylor/MarleneJos Vantyler/Arthur Sarah-Jane Potts/Rose Kat Rose-Martin/Lisa©NOBBY CLARK+44(0)7941-515770+44(0)20-7274-2105nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Northern Broadsides Sept 2017For Love Or Money by Lesage TurcaretAdapted by Blake Morrison Directed by Barrie RutterDesigned by Jessica Worrall Lighting by Tim SkellyBarrie Rutter/ Fuller Matt Booth/Ruddle Sarah Parks/TeresaJim English/Martin Jordan Metcalfe/Jack Jacky Naylor/MarleneJos Vantyler/Arthur Sarah-Jane Potts/Rose Kat Rose-Martin/Lisa©NOBBY CLARK+44(0)7941-515770+44(0)20-7274-2105nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

November 21-25

Touring until December 2

For Love Or Money

Liverpool Playhouse
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

3*

Couple of things kind of give away the French origins of this play (Turcaret by Alain-René Lesage, probably better known for his novel, Gil Blas). It is extremely farcical; there may not be that many doors but by gum, there’s a lot of double takes, and with Mr Fuller, the bank manager’s case, classic

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Songs for the End of the World

November 1

Everyman

https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

3*

Yes, that title certainly does what it says on the can but as for Philip K Dick colliding/colluding with Ziggy Stardust – not so much. K, as in Kindred, incidentally, which is news to me, but the band are clearly kindred spirits, as you will see. Or rather, hear.

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October 31 – November 4

Spamalot

Storeyhouse, Chester

www.storyhouse.com

Touring – forever, probably

3*

Ok, never a huge fan of Monty Python (except for the sublime ‘Spanish Inquisition’ sketch – bet you weren’t expecting that…), and to be honest, for some strange reason, thought I was going to see Life of Brian. Goodness knows why since this show has been doing the rounds for some time now.

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Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2017
Ends: October 31st

http://www.swconline.co.uk

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