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Waltz With Me: A Play Reading with Music

Inspired by pioneering 19th century educator Cornelia Connelly, mother, nun and possible saint, the play explores the dynamics of marriage, nature of personal sacrifice for a greater cause, the impact of faith and human ability to transform adversity into deeper understanding and generosity of action.

Join Diane Samuels (author of award-winning play Kindertransport) for this full reading with professional cast, featuring classical, sacred and folk music, directed by acclaimed theatre director Joe Harmston to celebrate the book launch and publication by Renard Press of the playscript.

Company includes actors Danny Sapani, Lizzy Watts, Imogen Slaughter, Ken Christiansen, Patrick Dineen and Matilda Rowe; David Osmond (pianist/composer), Alice Barron (violinist), Hannah Blaikie (flautist), Laura Forrest Hay (music consultant) and Ghislaine Kenyon (research consultant).

The Fragile Land book launch

We’re delighted to celebrate the launch of Hay Press’s first title as an imprint of Renard Press, The Fragile Land by Simon Mundy.

Crossing Over at Folkestone Bookshop

Join us for a special celebration of Ann Morgan’s haunting new novel, Crossing Over at the Folkestone Bookshop, where she will be in conversation with local author Lucy Caldwell.

Crossing Over Book Launch

Join us for the launch of Ann Morgan’s haunting new novel, Crossing Over at Waterstones, Canterbury.

LGBTQ+ Identity in Fiction and Poetry

In this panel event, two authors writing about LGBTQ+ experiences come together to talk about the representation of aspects of identity in writing. Miriam Burke’s short-story collection, Women and Love, explores the lives and loves of women of all walks of life, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ experiences and Elizabeth Train-Brown’s poetry collection Salmacis: Becoming Not Quite a Woman explores the concept of gender identity through the lens of myth.

Salmacis Book Launch with Beth Train-Brown

We’re delighted to be publishing Elizabeth Train-Brown’s haunting debut poetry collection, Salmacis, this month, and are looking forward to welcoming you to the book launch at Waterstone’s!

Q&A and Book Signing with Alex Humphreys

The Berwyn Bookshop is delighted to be welcoming Alex Humphreys to Mynydd Isa to celebrate the release of her new book, Playing with Reality: Gaming in a Pandemic.

Alex will be discussing the book, which provides a fascinating look at the boom in gaming during the Covid-19 pandemic. It delves into the science behind behind why gaming could fill the void made by lockdown, and features interviews with game developers, and gamers themselves. This is sure to be a must-read!

Also successful journalist and presenter, Alex is best-known for CBBC’s Newsround, and for reporting on various S4C and BBC programmes.