Forthcoming events

Waltz With Me: A Play Reading with Music

Diane Samuels, Waltz With Me

7 June 2023, JW3, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

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).

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Past events

The Fragile Land book launch, 30 May 2023, The Chair, Hay-on-Wye, 5pm

Q&A with Reshma Ruia, author of Still Lives, 25 May 2023, Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, 7pm

Crossing Over at Folkestone Bookshop, 19 May 2023, The Folkestone Bookshop, 6pm

Crossing Over Book Launch, 3 May 2023, Waterstones, Canterbury, Rose Lane, 6.30pm

Crossing Over Launch at Hodges Figgis, 25 April 2023, Hodges Figgis, Dublin, 6pm

LGBTQ+ Identity in Fiction and Poetry, 22 February 2023, Portsmouth Central Library, 7pm

Q&A and Book Signing with Alex Humphreys, 30 October 2022, Caffi Isa, Flintshire, 2pm

Still Lives – Book Launch, 25 October 2022, Blackwell's, Manchester, 6.45pm

Salmacis Book Launch with Beth Train-Brown, 5 October 2022, Waterstones, Lancaster, Corn Market, 6.30pm

Every Trick in the Book – book launch, 25 August 2022, Waterstones, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 7pm

Exeunt – book launch, 15 March 2022, Samuel French Bookshop, 2.30pm

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