Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Take Art show preview and Open Mic Night!

A quiet Tuesday today, but we thought you might want to know about an upcoming Take Art show; scroll down for the details.

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Keith James with Rick Foot @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Leon McCawley @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Take Art event next week
Take Art Live presents:Quondam in "Black Diamonds”

Yeovil College
Thu 20 Oct 2:00pm
For more information on this show call 01460 240340

Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Sat 22 Oct 7:30pm
For more information on this show call 01963 220333

Although about a darker period in British history, this is a really uplifting and positive story. Between 1760 - 1820 the British enslaved about 1.5 million African men, women and children. But amidst all that there were some quite extraordinary stories of people who eventually obtained their freedom.'Black Diamonds' is one such story.

It's the tale of a slave voyage from Whitehaven in Cumbria, and tells the story from the perspective of 3 men - the ship's captain, a common sailor, and Bartholomew the son of an African king. After many adventures Bartholomew absorbs white English culture and obtains his freedom, but uses that freedom to return home.

Julia Darling, who sadly died in April this year, was an award-winning writer from Newcastle upon Tyne. She won the 2003 Northern Rock Foundation's Writers Award. Her first novel Crocodile Soup was a best seller, and her second, Taxi Driver's Daughter, was long-listed for the Booker prize. Her writing is brave, engaging, and often very funny. Fine Time Fontayne will direct for the company again. With his theatrical sense and Julia’s writing, a high quality and enjoyable evening is guaranteed to all through Take Art.

The Editor

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